Two New Releases + Upcoming Events

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We send warm wishes and thanks to all those who ordered the Voices of Mississippi box set and had to wait for us to receive the second edition. We’re happy to inform you that all backorders have now been shipped.

We also want to share with you these touching endorsements from two artists that we respect so much.

The combination of William Ferris and Dust-to-Digital is so important in preserving the cornerstone of our musical American history…” — Lucinda Williams

Voices of Mississippi taps into the rich world of southern musicians, storytellers, and writers. Their beautiful voices touched my heart. Bill Ferris is a profound historian. I am his biggest fan!!” — Quincy Jones

We are excited to announce two new releases from the William Ferris audio and film archives!


On November 2, 2018 we will release a DVD collection of films produced by William Ferris between 1968 and 1975 in his home state of Mississippi. The Early Films of William Ferris: 1968-1975 document the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that formed the roots of the blues.

On November 16, 2018 we will release the Voices of Mississippi: Special Vinyl LP Edition
This limited edition album features blues and gospel field recordings made by William Ferris between 1966 and 1974. All tracks are available on vinyl for the very first time.

Finally, several exciting events are taking place this month beginning on October 16, 2018 with the opening of the Bill Ferris curated exhibit I Am A Man: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South 1960-1970 at the Pavillon Populaire and University of Montpellier in Montpellier, France.

The opening will be followed by a two-day symposium October 18-19, 2018.

On October 24th, Dust-to-Digital founder and co-director Lance Ledbetter will be giving a presentation at the National Museum of Popular Music in Trondheim, Norway. https://www.facebook.com/events/263122240988213/

On October 25th, Ledbetter will give a presentation on Dust-to-Digital followed by a Q&A with Kent Horne at the National Library of Norway in Oslo. This event will be streamed live via the Dust-to-Digital Facebook and Instagram pages.
https://www.facebook.com/events/239124403407209/

The night of Friday October 26th Lance Ledbetter will be a guest DJ at Kulturhuset in Oslo, Norway for the theme night “Hurts Sooo Good”
http://kulturhusetioslo.no/
https://www.facebook.com/events/487237811789872/

Our collaborator John Pirozzi will be screening his documentary film “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten” at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 29th and 31st.
https://2018.tiff-jp.net/en/lineup/film/31CCA04

Please note that our shipping operations will be closed from October 15th to November 4th. All orders received by Saturday October 13th will ship by the 15th. Orders received after the 13th will ship on November 5th.