Fourth Hubbell book explores music in Delta
by Kaitlyn Tucker
Dec 09, 2010 | 3073 views | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dr. Macklyn Hubbell and his wife Elizabeth are getting ready to release a new book, “Musicians Up & Down the Delta.”

The Hubbells are holding a book signing for the new release at 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at Locals in Cleveland.

During the two hour event, several Delta musicians will perform. Jan Glenn Brown, Jack Curtis and the Bayou Boys and Jake Brown and the Pearl Street Jumpers will entertain the crowd.

"The signing will be at Locals," said Macklyn Hubbell. "The performances will be in the restaurant (The Warehouse)."

The book features Delta born and bred musicians who play in a variety of styles, including rhythm and blues, classical, country, gospel, rock and pop.

Other songwriters and performers are also highlighted in the book.

"In the Mississippi Delta, that stretch of land from the Father of Rivers over to the hills and from south of Memphis to the bluffs and hills of Vicksburg, music has been a vital part of the culture in general and subcultures in particular," Hubbell writes in the book's introduction.

The musicians included in the books give a little background on their styles and how they began creating music.

Contact and pricing information is also listed.

"I say this book is the fourth of a trilogy," Hubbell said. "(The series) started out with Eating Up & Down the Delta."

After the first book came out, Hubbell and his wife began working on a second for the series, “Artists Up & Down the Delta.”

This book was followed up by “Solomons Up & Down the Delta.”

The newest book will wrap up the series, though Hubbell will continue writing.

For the book signing event, Hubbell began calling the musicians he interviewed for the book and asked if they would be willing to perform.

"The first three (I called) said yes," Hubbell said of Jan Glenn Brown, Jack Curtis and Jake Brown.

The book signing is a free event and the public is invited to attend.