2nd annual Acoustic Blues Jam rocks Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — The second Acoustic Blues Jam in Brownsville was in full swing Saturday afternoon inside the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. Coordinators said they also were honoring blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes’ 116th birthday. According to West Tennessee Blues President Elam McKnight, Sleepy John was a world famous country blues artist from Brownsville. His childhood home sits next to the Tina Turner museum in Brownsville. “His lyrics are often borrowed by a lot of rock groups,” McKnight said. “Led Zeppelin cites him as an influence. He was a huge impact on country blues and blues as a whole.” The center’s website,www.westtnheritage.com, lists all upcoming 2015 events.

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