Memphis Country Blues Festival Documentary Being Crowdfunded


(The Blues) Blues fans are being asked to help fund a documentary about the famous Memphis Country Blues Festival. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched with the aim of raising $35,000 for the movie, called The Blues Society: A Documentary Film.

It's directed by Augusta Palmer, the daughter of Robert Palmer - a member of the Memphis Country Blues Society - and will feature archive footage from the 1960s events as well as new interviews.

The Memphis Country Blues Society launched the first festival in 1966 and held three further events which became the focal point for blues music in a culturally significant period of America's history.

Palmer says: "Since the first of these events took place almost 50 years ago, it's urgent that we do interviews with people who were there and search for archival materials that will help us tell this amazing story." Read more here.

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