Blues Trail honors Gatemouth Moore in Yazoo
By JAMIE PATTERSON
On the legendary Bishop Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore’s birthday, he was honored with the unveiling of his own Mississippi Blues Trail marker.
“It being his birthday makes it even more special,” said Tonja Ray-Smith, executive director of the Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
About 50 people attended the dedication ceremony of Yazoo City’s first Blues Trail marker Monday.
“This is Yazoo County’s fourth blues trail marker,” Ray-Smith said. “But this is the first one erected in Yazoo City. I couldn’t think of a better person to honor.”
Gatemouth was a former national blues musician who later made headlines in the pulpit. Aside from his musical accomplishments, he was pastor of several churches, including Bethel A.M.E. Church and Lintonia A.M.E. Church in Yazoo City. -------for the rest of the story see The Yazoo Herald printed edition or subscribe to the Digital Edition.----------