Date: 27th May 2001
Hollywood heavyweight MORGAN FREEMAN and partners are bringing the blues juke joint back - by opening a blues club called GROUND ZERO.
The club is in Clarksdale in the Mississippi Delta, where blues legends JOHN LEE HOOKER, ROBERT JOHNSON, and MUDDY WATERS lived, worked and played. SEVEN star Freeman, who was raised in the Delta, says, "Blues is our heritage, our roots here. Ground Zero is preserving not only the form of music, but we have created the juke joint look. " (RM/WNSIN/NFA)