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Hartley Peavey Receives Historic Mississippi Blues Trail Marker

Published 8 years ago on February 21, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Hartley Peavey Receives Historic Mississippi Blues TrailMarker -

Mississippi has honoured Hartley Peavey-founder and CEO ofPeavey Electronics-with a marker on the Historic Mississippi BluesTrail. The marker recognizes Hartley Peavey's contribution toMississippi's blues heritage and is the only marker representing amanufacturer.

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 revolutionised 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 honoured to have been a part of that. Themusical legacy of Mississippi still flows through the veins ofPeavey Electronics and always will."

For more information about the Mississippi Blues Trail, visit www.msbluestrail.org


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