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April 21, 2018

Barbara Newman, President and CEO of the Blues Foundation, invited Anthony to tour the National Blues Museum while Gomes was passing through on tour.

Opened in May of 2015, the Blues Hall of Fame Museum is a Memphis gem for both serious blues fans and casual visitors. With robust exhibits and in-depth history, the museum exposes, educates, and entertains visitors with all that is blues culture while highlighting our over 400 inductees in five key categories: Performer, Individual, Album, Single, and Literature.

Our visitors will enjoy 10 individualized galleries with interactive touchscreen displays along with three master databases where they can hear the music, watch videos, and read the stories of each of our inductees. In addition, each gallery houses one-of-a-kind memorabilia to include such iconic pieces as:

R.L. Burnside’s guitar
Koko Taylor’s dress
Otis Spann’s piano
Eddy Clearwater’s Indian Headdress
Charlie Musselwhite’s harmonica
Mavis Staples GRAMMY® gown

Anthony is pictured next to Luther Allison's Blade Stratocaster from the Blue Streak album cover and Stevie Ray Vaughan's blue kimono.

To learn more about the Blues Hall Of Fame or the Blues Foundation, please

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