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The Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame Award for 2022 honoring Robert Johnson will be presented to the Robert Johnson Family at Alcorn State University on November 19, 2022. The award will be presented at the end of the first quarter of Alcorn State University vs. Jackson State University football, said Athletic Director Raynoid Dedeaux.
The Robert Johnson Blues Foundation also will award Freshman Avantavis Carter, from Hazlehurst, Mississippi (Johnson’s birthplace), with a $1000 scholarship to help further his education.
The Foundation’s goal is to be able to present the recipient with additional financial support. For information on how to become a donor, please contact RJBF CFO, Michael Johnson at [email protected] or call (601) 613-0805.
The RJBF has created this annual scholarship in honor of the life and legacy of Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues and Father of Modern Rock and Roll. The RJBF operates under 501C3 tax status, so all donations are tax deductible.
Remembering Robert Johnson, born on this day in 1911.
The Robert Johnson Legacy Tour, featuring Steven L. Johnson, grandson of Robert Johnson, Blues City Limits, and special guest Tony Redman, will play at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville, AR, on May 8th! For ticket info, visit https://stubs.net/event/4498/robert-johnson-legacy-tour.
Far Out Magazine writes, “Robert Johnson is possibly the most influential musician of all time,” and has compiled a list of six definitive songs: “Me And The Devil Blues,” “Love In Vain,” “Hellhound On My Trail,” “Preachin’ Blues (Up Jumped The Devil),” “Ramblin’ On My Mind,” and “Cross Road Blues.”
Read more at Faroutmagazine.co.uk.
Listen to all these songs and more on Robert Johnson’s The Centennial Collection.
Robert Johnson was born on this day in 1911. Watch this animated video for “Cross Road Blues.”
One thing is for certain — no Robert Johnson, no rock & roll.