Product Dimensions: 8”x10” photo in 11”x14” matte
Author/Artist: Center for Southern Folklore Archives
This photograph of Charlie Musselwhite was taken at the Center for Southern Folklore’s 1994 Memphis Music and Heritage Festival. Born in Mississippi in 1944, Musselwhite moved to Memphis from Mississippi with his parents. As a teenager he spent time on Beale Street, playing with and hearing the blues singers along the legendary strip. He moved to Chicago in the 1960s to perform blues. In his early days, the slick-looking young bluesman always wore dark suits and sunglasses onstage inspiring the young comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi to launch secondary careers with their Blues Brothers skit on Saturday Night Live. Musselwhite has received 18 W.C. Handy awards and 6 Grammy nominations. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Monterey Blues Festival.