Photo Gallery

 

These images are courtesy of the Caffe Lena Collection and were originally sent to Fred Bolden.

 

The link to the Caffe Lena History Project is http://www.caffelenahistory.org

 

 

 

 

Top drawing: Mississippi John Hurt at Caffe Lena.

 


Bottom drawing: Mississippi John Hurt with Lena Spencer (founder) at Caffe Lena.

 

These drawings of MJH were a "study" created by artist Bria Bancroft in early 1966, done at the Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York. MJH was staying at our house for a week while he played Club 47 earlier that month. I was with him and Dick Waterman, his manager/agent, for that last show here, and Mr. Waterman has already stated that one of the last shows he did with MJH was at the Caffe Lena, and I know he was at Oberlin on April 15, 1966. The next month, I called MJH at his home in Grenada when he failed to appear at a coffeehouse on Cape Cod (Turk's Head). MJH told me, "Freddie, I been sick."

Mary Hurt-Wright

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Mary Hurt-Wright, Former Governor of Mississippi Ron Musgrove, and one

of the owners of Ground Zero, a club co-owned by Actor Morgan Freeman in Clarksdale, Ms.

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Mary Hurt-Wright and Ernest Alfred

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Mary takes the mike

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Josie and Jesse Johnson - John Hurt's Grandson

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Art Browning playing Guitar

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Jam

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Catering Team

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Sue Duke and Art Browning

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Michael Baytop and Andy Cohen

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Original MJH home before move and conversion to Museum

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John Hurt Museum with Music Festival in Background

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Recipients of MJH Music Awards

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Carroll County Officials

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MJH Highway Marker on Highway 7 near Avalon

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