Richard Doron Johnson

April 13, 2007

Dockery Farm

Filed under: Uncategorized — rjjazz @ 10:57 am

Today has been a great experiance because we got to go to the place where blues music was born.  It is called “Dockery Farm.”  The whole tour for the past 2 weeks has been about blues music, with it concluding on a high  note with the visit at this farm.  It consist of 40 square miles or 18,000 acres.  BB King, Robert Johnson and a host of other musicians used to live on this farm and create music in their off time from working the fields. I have been very pleased to visit the farm and meet the family members who own part of it and spend a whole day with them (The Powers and their son Will). Below you will see some of the photos from our second to last day on this tour. This tour has been a highlight of my life and I will return to this beautiful part of the country relatively soon. The Farm Me at the Farm! The Farm and its beauty!    The Baptisim fountain for the slaves. The “Powers” and their son, my new friend Will Powers at dinner later that night.

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