Cotton Is Soft
Cotton is Sharp
Cotton Is Soft | Cotton Is Sharp is a series exploring the duality of Delta experiences through the lens of cotton. It connects past to present, through our interconnected blues, civil rights, and farming histories.
The first episode features interviews with James "Superchikan" Johnson speaking about his experiences growing up with the blues amongst Delta cotton fields -- and working in those same fields today.
Superchikan's episode was funded in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission -- thank you!
While initial "Stories and Songs" have been captured through interviews and performance, they are still being edited. Below is a sample of raw footage captured in the course of this project.
Extended interview raw footage (edits in progress):
(c) Shared Experiences USA
James "Superchikan" Johnson after an interview Live From Clarksdale performance on December 31, 2021.
Thanks to the Mississippi Arts Commission
for their support!