W.C. Handy Blues Awards Guests: HOWARD STOVALL
Executive Director, The Blues Foundation TAJ MAHAL Musician, recordings include Shoutin' In Key and Senor Blues CLARENCE "GATEMOUTH" BROWN Musician, recordings include American Music and Okie Dokie Stomp DEBORAH COLEMAN Musician, recordings include Livin' on Love and Soft Place to Fall JOE WILSON Executive Director, National Council for the Traditional Arts In the late 19th century, a young Alabama man named W.C. Handy broke through his family's taboos against playing music. He went on to popularize the blues. We'll celebrate the W.C. Handy Blues Awards and the progress of the blues as an American art form.