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I Have a USPS Stamp

ms-stampI’m pretty stoked about this, the US Postal Service just announced a stamp with one of my photos. It’s not a 1, 3 or even 20 Cent stamp, it’s a Forever one, First Class stamp, baby! It honors Mississippi’s designation as the birthplace of the blues & the photo is of the great Jimmy “Duck” Holmes. They go on sale early 2017. #honored #visitMS #Jimmyduckholmes #USPS#bluefrontcafe #foreverstamp #Bentonia #jukejoint

 Now for the official USPS statement: Mississippi Statehood (Statehood series)
This stamp celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mississippi statehood. Mississippi became the 20th state on Dec. 10, 1817. The stamp features a 2009 photograph showing a close-up of a guitar player’s hands. Mississippi is the birthplace of many legendary blues artists who created a uniquely American genre of music. Among states, the Magnolia State is 32nd in size, and with nearly three million people, it ranks 31st in population. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp with an existing photo taken by Lou Bopp

Geneva Art Festival

This ought’a be good….traveling to Geneva, Switzerland on Aug. 19th to screen our documentary film We Juke Up In Here at the Geneva Art Festival. In addition to that, I’ll have some of my Mississippi Blues prints hanging in a gallery exhibition. But maybe the coolest part; traveling across the pond with bluesmen Terry ‘Harmonica’ Bean, Louis ‘Gearshifter’ Youngblood, Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes along w/ movie creators Roger Stolle, Jeff Konkel & Damien Blaylock! All courtesy of the Rootsway Roots & Blues Association.

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