Noted Blues Musicologist Dr. David Evans at #jukejointfest

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018 Dr. David Evans In the crowd in front of Cat Head in Clarksdale, I was thrilled to run into my old musicology professor and mentor Dr. David Evans. he is now partially retired from the University of Memphis, and recently returned from a performing tour of Finland> Dr. Evans’ pioneering work in the field of Hill Country blues and African-American fife-and-drum traditions preserved much information that without him would have been lost forever, and it is clear from his joyous reunions with many old bluesmen in Clarksdale that he is as well respected by the blues musicians themselves as by the scholars.