Fruteland Jackson: The Emergence and Evolvement of the Blues Music in American Culture

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Enjoy an afternoon of music through song and lecture with blues artist Fruteland Jackson, a recipient of The Blues Foundation's Keeping the Blues Alive award and a five-times Blues Music Awards nominee. 

Fruteland Jackson, a nationally known blues musician, teacher, and oral historian, will provide an enlightening discussion exploring the history and origin of blues music in America. He will cover blues musicians from three influential areas in the United States—the Mississippi Delta, the East Texas Coast, and the Piedmont Region and discuss the Great Migration, where some 6 million Black Americans moved away from rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West, laying the foundations of Chicago Blues. Attendees will also enjoy a live performance by Fruteland Jackson.

Register online or call the Adult Reference Desk at 815-534-6173.