The Hopson Plantation Commissary stands today in much the same
condition as in its glory days over fifty years ago. The
building is full of antique and historical items which create a
nostalgic atmosphere reminiscent of the deep south Delta
Cotton had always required a large amount of hand labor, at one
time over a million families to raise 22 million acres of
In 1935 the Hopson Plantation began a monumental changeover to
become one of the first completely mechanized cotton operations
in the world. In the fall of 1944, International Harvester
introduced the first cotton picker on the Hopson farm making it
the first in the world to grow and harvest a commercial acreage
of cotton produced completely by mechanical methods.
From planting, to cultivating, to irrigating, to harvesting, to
ginning, the Hopson enterprise became the showplace of Delta
Check out the mass produced outhouses with the luxury of
concrete seats and floors!
A group of blues loving women will be pulling together a
live recording/performance that is scheduled in the days PRIOR
to the International Blues Challenge this coming January (28-29
Jan 2013). Most of the women will
heading to Memphis to the International Blues Challenge,
so this will cut the cost of the project for travel expenses.
We are doing this project to continue to support and
promote BLUES WOMEN ARTISTS and MUSICIANS. To bring a bigger
audience to their music and musicianship. We will be sending
this out to Radio, Press, booking venues and more.
We are reaching out to you for support funding to pull
together the project .
The recording engineer and mastering has already been
confirmed, in Clarksdale during TWO days. The venue that has
been confirmed - Hopson Plantation Commissary. We are also still
sourcing out a house that we can all stay in while recording, to
make it accessible to all the Blues Women.
In the end the album will be a CD compilation of ORIGINAL
music by women blues artists and players, distributed to radio
for promotion and used to promote and raise money for further
women in blues projects. This recording will be a live
performance where there will be an audience.