Delta Blues Pilgrimage
The photography exhibit, Delta Blues Pilgrimage, was first displayed at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana in 2011 and moved from there to the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The photographs in this exhibit were taken in April, 2010, as Blues musician Scott Ainslie was touring through the Mississippi Delta.
The collection includes Ainslie’s images of the Tutwiler railroad tracks where W.C. Handy, the man billed as ‘the Father of the Blues,’ first heard a slide guitarist in 1902; Dockery’s Plantation where Charley Patton influenced three generations of Bluesmen; the black river town of Friars Point mentioned in Robert Johnson’s Travelin’ Riverside Blues; Johnson’s gravestone, and the towns of Robert Johnson’s birth, and death.
Click on any thumbnail to enter.
From there you can page through the collection, read about each image,
and see on a map where the image was taken.
Signed matted 10 x 14 prints, ready for an 18 x 22″ frame are available.
Print only: Signed prints (10 x 14″) are available for $65.
Matted Prints: Signed print with speckled gray mats to fit an 18 x 22″ frame for $125.
Shipping is $20 per print.
We have chosen six archetypal images of Blues locations for our first set of fine art Delta Blues Note Cards.
These beautiful cards carry images of some of the iconic places of the Mississippi Delta Blues on the front with historical notes and an identifying map on the back. The inside of the cards are blank.
Click on thumbnails at right to open larger view and see historical notes.
One set of 6 cards, with envelopes: $10 plus S/H. Sales Tax where required.