Selected photos of Annie Leibovitz's American Music are on display at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art through August 27. Many of the portraits in Annie Leibovitz: American Music were taken during several trips across Misssisippi. Included are photos of B.B. King, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Othar Turner, R.L. Burnside, the North Mississippi Allstars, Johnnie Billington and Eddie Cotton, Jr.
One of my favorites, Olu Dara, is photographed with his rapper son Nas on the steps of a New York City brownstone. And the Neville family and the Ardoin zydeco dynasty of Louisiana are both featured. Texas is represented by Willie Nelson, the Dixie Chicks, George Jones, Tom Waits and others.