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Monday, April 1, 2013

Father of the Blues



Childhood home of W. C. Handy in Florence, Alabama


William Christopher Handy was born in Florence, Alabama in 1873.  He was known as the "Father of the Blues".
The Shoals area has been hosting a music festival each year during summer for over 30 years.
It's a big party.



11 comments:

Sandra said...

love that house and also the jazz players..

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I've always wanted to live in a log cabin style home. Those metal jazz musician statues are awesome.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the metal sculptures and the old house!

Kerry said...

I've never visited the house, but we try to make it to as many Handy Festival events as we can.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What a neat looking house- love the metal sculptures..very cool!

Bruce Clark said...

Love the look and feel of the home but those metal statues are just great.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

another place i really need to see in person. i need to write it down. i love it!! so cool. ( :

Roan said...

Beautiful shot of the house and love those statutes!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous little place!

RamblingRound said...

It's great that the log cabin has survived! I'm sure this is one good music festival.

Rose said...

I cannot hear the name W. C. Handy without thinking of the song Walking in Memphis...which mentions it. Not written by him or anything in case someone isn't familiar with the song.