Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, Sept. 12, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        
Storyteller/blues activist Robert B. Jones Sr. to perform at Birmingham Public Library
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr. will be bringing his 20-plus years of music, humor, and storytelling to selected Birmingham Public Library (BPL) locations.

Jones was born in Detroit, Mich., in 1956, but grew up in a Southern-influenced household. His father was from West Pointe, Mississippi, and his mother from Conecuh County, Alabama. His grandmother's record collection exposed him to all types of music when he was growing up, especially the blues.

Jones's act combines storytelling, vocals, instrumental music, and artwork to explore the earliest known aspects of African American culture to showcase the music and stories that came before the blues.  For more information on Robert B. Jones, visit his website at

Schedule of Appearances
Monday, Sept. 19
Central Library, 10 a.m.
North Avondale Branch Library, 1 p.m.
Springville Road Regional Branch Library, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Wylam Branch Library, 10 a.m.
Powderly Branch Library, 1:30 p.m.
Avondale Regional Branch Library, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 21
Five Points West Regional Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
Titusville Branch Library, 2:15 p.m.
Central Library, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 22
Smithfield Branch Library, 10 a.m.
Pratt City Branch Library, 12 p.m.
North Birmingham Regional Branch Library, 4 p.m.

See a link to a blog at

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