Mississippi John Hurt

  • An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson As we continue to explore the Mississippi Blues Trail, we come to the marker honoring the legendary Mississippi John Hurt, located near Avalon, Mississippi. Mississippi John Hurt (1893-1966) became famous after having been rediscovered during the American folk music revival of the early 1960’s. Hurt spent much of his life farming in Carroll County, Mississippi while also performing as a musician…

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