BLUES MUSICIANS/TIM MATSON
Photographer Steven Manheim will be at Mac's to sign copies of his book Blues Musicians of the Mississippi Delta on Friday, June 28th at 6 pm. Guitarist Tim Matson will be performing from 6-7 p.m.
Steve Manheim is an award-winning photographer in Cleveland. His lifelong passion for music and photography coincide with dynamic concert, intimate portrait and poignant documentary images. His work traces the history of the blues and rock and roll. His use of black and white creates an authenticity reflective of the subject matter. Steve is a native of Canton, Ohio and a graduate of Ohio State University.
Tim Matson is a blues guitarist who began his career with the legendary Mr. Stress Blues Band and has played with Aces & Eights, Natural Facts, Becky Boyd, and the Supernatural Band with Anthony Lovano. Tim has opened shows for Son Seals, John Lee Hooker, Lonnie Mack, Roy Buchanan and others. His latest solo CD is Can't Blame the Band.
The Mississippi Delta blues run as deep and mysterious as the beautiful land from where the music originates. Blues legends B.B. King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, and countless other greats came from this region. The Delta blues, born as work songs in Mississippi cotton fields, was played on city street corners and in rural juke joints. With the Great Migration of African Americans in the first half of the 20th century, the Delta blues also made its way from Mississippi to Chicago. The sound of the blues would become the blueprint for the birth of rock and roll in Memphis in the 1950s. The era of the great Delta blues musicians is over, but their legacy remains an important chapter in American music. Blues Musicians of the Mississippi Delta contains images of these important performers and the rich Delta landscapes that influenced their music.