Son Thomas Gets Blues Marker

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A Mississippi Blues Trail marker, coupled with his recordings, ensures that the memory and music of James "Son" Thomas will live on.

The marker in honor of the folk artist and Delta bluesman has been unveiled in Leland.

Recalling Thomas' hard life, Billy Johnson, founder of the Highway 61 Blues Museum, in front of which the marker stands, described Thomas as having "13 children and about as many jobs."

Johnson said Thomas commanded such a deep understanding of a specific Delta pain, that he could capture its essence in the simplest language. Thomas died of a stroke in 1991.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTOK-TV 815 23rd Ave Meridian, Ms. 39301 Phone: (601) 693-1441
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 47208022 - wtok.com/a?a=47208022
Gray Television, Inc.