Mississippi Blues Trail Marker Unveiled in Pascagoula, MS (Fri. Sept. 9, 2016)

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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues and Heritage Festival, one of the Deep South’s longest running blues festivals, was honored with an official Mississippi Blues Trail marker on Friday, September 9, 2016.  The festival was founded in 1991 and has featured a long list of blues, southern soul, gospel and zydeco acts.  This year’s festival was held on Saturday, September 10.

Photos by Stephen “Andy” Anderson. (designed & posted by J. Cole)

Click Here for the Mississippi Blues Trail’s official website.
Click Here for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Commission’s official website.

©Stephen Anderson | ©The Southland Music Line (2016)

01BLUESMARKERThe Mississippi Blues Trail Marker unveiling in Pascagoula, MS (Fri. Sept. 9, 2016)

02BLUESMARKERThe Mississippi Blues Trail Marker unveiling in Pascagoula, MS (Fri. Sept. 9, 2016)

03BLUESMARKERHyland Band with Larry Leake, Zach Kennedy and Patrick Armenta with special guest Otis Carter at The Mississippi Blues Trail Marker Ceremony (Fri. Sept. 9, 2016)

04BLUESMARKER05The Mississippi Blues Trail Marker Ceremony in Pascagoula, MS (Fri. Sept. 9, 2016)

05BLUESMARKERPhyllis Owens of The Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Commission with bluesman Theodis Ealey at The Mississippi Blues Trail Marker Ceremony in Pascagoula, MS (Fri. Sept. 9, 2016)

09BLUESMARKERThe Mississippi Blues Trail Marker honoring The Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival for being one of the longest running blues festivals in the Deep South.

06BLUESMARKERBluesman Theodis Ealey alongside The Mississippi Blues Trail Marker in Pascagoula, MS (Fri. Sept. 9, 2016) Click Here for Theodis Ealey’s official website.

SCA_4147Gautier, MS born R&B, Soul & Gospel singer Margie Joseph. She achieved some of her greatest commercial success in the 1970s with versions of Paul McCartney’s “My Love” (Atlantic Records) and The Supremes’ “Stop in the Name of Love”.  Here she performs at the Mississippi Blues Trail Marker unveiling in Pascagoula, MS (Fri. Sept. 9, 2016)
Click Here for the video of Margie Joseph’s incredible version of “My Love”.

SCA_4319Tourism professional Craig Ray (Mississippi Director at the Mississippi Development Authority) speaks to crowd at The Mississippi Blues Trail Marker unveiling in Pascagoula, MS (Fri. Sept. 9, 2016)

SCA_4410Ike Edwards, a charter member of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival, shares with crowd the original festival’s program.

08BLUESMARKER Musician and former Moss Point band director Otis Carter III at The Mississippi Blues Trail Marker unveiling in Pascagoula, MS (Fri. Sept. 9, 2016)

07BLUESMARKERPascagoula, Mississippi Mayor Jim Blevins with musician and former Moss Point High School band director Otis Carter III at the Mississippi Blues Trail Marker unveiling (Fri. Sept. 9, 2016)

SCA_4395Pascagoula mayor and blues music fan Jim Blevins at the Mississippi Blues Trail Marker honoring the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival (Fri. Sept. 9, 2016)

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Click Here for a You Tube video of the event (©Tyler Carter)
Click Here for a WLOX-TV 13 video of the event (©WLOX TV)

 

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