Thursday, April 23, 2015
Jack White has made a large donation to help support The National Blues Museum in St. Louis.
The museum reports White’s six-figure contribution will fund the “Mix It Up” creative Blues experience within the state-of-the-art facility, which is scheduled to open later this year.
The museum bills “Mix It Up” as the culminating experience of every guest’s visit to the new museum. Traveling through the Museum’s chronological galleries, visitors will be able to sample a variety of musical styles and influences within the complete history of the Blues. Ultimately, visitors will conclude their experience by entering “Mix It Up” where using intuitive editing tools, they can blend their selections together and share their new compositions with others.
"Perhaps as well as anyone, Jack White understands that the Blues is truly the foundation of all American music and remains relevant today," says the museum’s Chairman Of The Board Rob Endicott. "Through Jack’s vision and generosity, we hope to inspire the next generation of Blues artists, historians and fans."
The 16,000 square foot National Blues Museum will explore the various Blues styles and trace its history and American roots music from the Mississippi Delta through St. Louis to Chicago, its expansion across the U.S. and internationally. From the experience, visitors will understand how the Blues deeply influenced Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers including the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and more.
To learn more and/or to make a donation, visit nationalbluesmuseum.org
White recently wrapped up his “Lazaretto” world tour with two headlining sets at Coachella, and has now embarked on a series of acoustic shows before taking an extended break from live performances; White’s first acoustic stop happened this week in Anchorage, Alaska.
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