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Blues musician Vasti Jackson sings Robert Johnson tunes
Blues musician Vasti Jackson sings Robert Johnson tunes Photo: Patrick Snook

Roots Reunion

Held twice a year in Hattiesburg, this show's purpose is both to entertain and to educate the general public about the vital folk culture of the state's Piney Woods and Gulf Coast regions while showcasing the region's many talented musicians. The show is a sampler of the region's various traditional music styles, which include old-time fiddling, early country, bluegrass, blues, and gospel. Produced by the Pine Hills Culture Program, the first Roots Reunion was held on November 6, 1999 before a live audience. It is documented in two compact discs, two audiotapes, a videotape, a written report, 11 black-and-white photographs, a program from the show, and news clippings.

Originally submitted by: Gene Taylor, Representative (5th District).

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