Tina Turner and blues legend Sleepy John Estes' roots in Brownsville, Tennessee

May 6, 2017

Tina Turner's old one room school house, and adjacent home of blues legend Sleepy John Estes
Credit Thomas Wilmer

Come along for a stop-off along the Music Highway in Brownsville, midway between Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. We’ll visit with the town's first elected African-American Mayor, Bill Rawls. Sonia Outlaw-Clark Executive Director of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center takes us on a walking tour of the Tina Turner Museum, and adjacent, fabled bluesman, Sleepy John Estes’s cottage where he was rediscovered in the 1970s.  

Brownsville's Mayor Bill Rawls (Right) with correspondent, Tom Wilmer
Credit John Hill
Sonia Outlaw-Clark Executive Director of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center points out historic artifacts
Credit Thomas Wilmer
Sleepy John Estes' house in Brownsville, Tennessee
Credit Thomas Wilmer

You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via: 

Follow Tom on Social Media

Twitter: TomCWilmer

Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer

Facebook

Linkedin

Website

+