DATE: March 22, 2011

STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR ON PASSING OF BLUES LEGEND PINETOP PERKINS
“Mississippi lost one of the last, great Delta blues legends yesterday. Pinetop Perkins will be remembered for his immense talent and the decades of music he created and performed. I’m proud we were able to honor him with a lifetime achievement award during the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts last month. We were privileged to hear him play the piano and share his musical gift one last time.”
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