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The Mississippi John Hurt Foundation
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Preserving Mississippi John Hurt's Legacy
Preserving Mississippi John Hurt's Legacy

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Sorry folks, I'm officially shutting this page down. If you'd like to keep up with what's going on with the Foundation, you an follow us on Facebook.  http://www.facebook.com/johnhurtfoundation
Thank you for your support.

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Congratulations to the winners of our Saint James Church Fundraiser Giveaway! The winners are:

1st prize - Andrew Metcalfe of New York City
2nd prize - Jeff Wickland of Gallatin, TN
3rd prize - Kelly MacLachlin of Portland, OR

Thanks to everyone who donated to preserve this forgotten piece of history. It's fans like you that keep the Foundation alive. Stay tuned to this page for more chances to win cool MJH loot.
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Who wants some FREE Mississippi John Hurt merchandise? 
From now until the end of the year, The Mississippi John Hurt Foundation will be offering a prize giveaway for those who donate $10 or more to save The Saint James Church fund. Every $10 donated will count as an entry for the drawing. $100 donated equals 10 entries. After donating, you can earn a bonus entry by re-sharing this post.
Three gift packages of MJH Foundation merchandise will be given away. These products are not available anywhere else. Now's your chance to help preserve one of America's forgotten historical treasures and possibly walk away with a rare pile of loot from the MJH Foundation.
See http://www.mississippijohnhurtfoundation.org/giveaway.html for a full list of prizes & details.
For those of you that have already donated, you're automatically entered accordingly.
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Ever wonder about the man behind the music? This very personal interview with MJH's granddaughter gives previously unknown context to his life and his music covering topics such as his family and the town he grew up in.

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Some of the Bill Abel footage from the Music Festival is up on our YouTube page. Here he is getting down with a diddly bow. Stay tuned. Lot's more to come.

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Thanks to everyone who made it out to the MJH Music Festival last weekend. We even made the front page of the local paper, The Greenwood Commonwealth.
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Local musician Bill Abel will be performing & speaking at the MJH Music Festival on Sat, Sept. 5th. He'll be playing some Blues tunes & speaking about the history & significance of the Delta Blues. Big thanks to the Mississippi Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau.

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Got 3 minutes? Please watch this video about saving the St James Church in Avalon, MS. We need all the help we can get. If you can't chip in financially, please help us by spreading the word & sharing this short video. Together we can save this historic building from destruction. Visit http://www.mississippijohnhurtfoundation.org/stjames.html for more information.
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