Delta Mountain Blues Boys Bluegrass band set to drum up funds for SCHC

Published 11:59 pm Friday, July 15, 2011

The Delta Mountain Blues Boys, a bluegrass band, will hit the stage at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center Friday night in a fundraiser performance.

The goal is to help the SCHC raise $38,000 to add to a $150,000 Community Heritage Preservation Grant, administered through the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The money will help with restoration of the center’s auditorium. A little more than $15,000 has been raised, said Annette Kirklin, SCHC director.

During the performance in the auditorium, the band will record its first CD.

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“It’s a neat old room, and the acoustics are phenomenal,” said Barry Sullivan, who is from Madison and plays the banjo. “We have never put out a CD, so it’s a good time to do it. We are also trying to get some good promotional video.”