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Maxwell Street Market: Interview with blues musician “Lefty” Vince Johnson


Blues musician “Lefty” Vince Johnson talks about memories and inspiration from his youth on Maxwell Street and why he’s chosen to carry on the area’s legacy to be the last remaining blues musician playing consistently at the New Maxwell Street Market. (2015, RT 5:30 minutes)

This interview was chosen from a series of field interviews conducted in 2015 with StoryCorps, a partner of the Maxwell Street Foundation. This interview was conducted by Maxwell Street Foundation board member Nick Jackson, and was edited and finalized by multi-media artist Nick Williams for the Maxwell Street Foundation.  Produced by the Maxwell Street Foundation, with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs wth the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. www.storycorps.org