Hartley Peavey to Receive Historic Mississippi BluesTrail Marker -
Mississippi to Honour Hartley Peavey with Historic Blues TrailMarker on January 17, 2013
Mississippi will honour Hartley Peavey-founder and CEO of PeaveyElectronics-with a marker on the Historic Mississippi Blues Trailon January 17, 2013. The marker recognizes Hartley Peavey'scontribution to Mississippi's blues heritage and is the only markerrepresenting a manufacturer.
The Mississippi Blues Trail, created by the Mississippi BluesCommission, is a project to place interpretive markers at the mostnotable historical sites related to the growth of the bluesthroughout the state of Mississippi. The trail extends from theborder of Louisiana in southern Mississippi and winds its way toMemphis, Tennessee. Mississippi has spawned more legendary bluesartists than all other Southern States combined. This is especiallytrue for the Mississippi Delta, which was home to such artists asSon House, Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton, Muddy Waters, SkipJames, Bukka White, John Lee Hooker, and B. B. King.
As the founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics Corporation,Hartley Peavey heads one of the world's largest and mostdiversified manufacturers of musical-instrument andprofessional-audio products, boasting more than 180 patents, aproduct line exceeding 2,000 products, and distribution in 136countries. Today Peavey is at the vanguard of an industry he firstturned on its ear and revolutionized over 48 years ago with hisinnovative manufacturing advancements and the philosophy ofbuilding high-quality gear that musicians could afford. PeaveyElectronics has been manufacturing continuously under the sameownership and management longer than any other major American musicand pro audio manufacturer.
"I was born and raised in Mississippi and the state has beenthe home of Peavey Electronics since its founding in 1965," statedHartley Peavey. "Mississippi is the point-of-origin of America'smusical history and I am honored to have been a part of that. Themusical legacy of Mississippi still flows through the veins ofPeavey Electronics and always will. "
The marker unveiling ceremony is scheduled for 3:30pm at PeaveyHeadquarters located at 5022 Hartley Peavey Drive in Meridian,Mississippi, and a reception sponsored by Peavey Electronics willfollow. Both events are open to the public.
For more information about the Mississippi Blues Trail, visit www.msbluestrail.org