Thursday 20 December 2012

Conversations Along the Way : Pat

Conversations along the way from the forthcoming GIG 365 : MJWB CD. Pat, GIG #143 @ Highway 61 Blues Museum, Leland, MS.

GIG #143 is one I will never forget. It was at a Blues museum in the heart of the Mississippi Delta region, along the legendary Highway 61. I met musician, artist and gravedigger Pat Thomas, one of the most unique artists I have ever met. After we played I took a walk and stumbled on an historical marker that blew my mind. As it turns out, Jim Henson was born in Leland, MS and used to play along the local Deer Creek with his friend Kermit Scott. He later acknowledged that Kermit the Frog was born in this very creek in Leland.

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