Blues Journalist Ready to Jam
'"Deep Inside the Blues" with a special afternoon of music and conversation with musician and award-winning blues journalist Ted Drozdowski and his Mississippi juke joint style band Scissormen. The concert and live musical presentation on Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m. will use Margot Cooper's blues photographs on display at the museum as a springboard for a discussion of the lively history of the music, which will also be reflected in Scissormen's performances of classic and original songs. Thanks to a grant by the Lowell Institute, admission is free.
'Drozdowski is a freelance journalist and musician living in Boston. He writes about popular culture, specializing in music. His work has appeared internationally in a wide variety of publications including Tracks, Rolling Stone and Musician. Before freelancing he was associate arts editor at the Boston Phoenix, where he remains a frequent contributor, and an editor at Musician. He is co-author of The Best Music CD Art and Design and appears regularly on television and radio offering commentary on music. He was a research consultant for Martin Scorsese's PBS-TV series "The Blues" and has been awarded the Blues Foundation's Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Journalism as well as other commendations.'