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multi-media presentation, accompanied by story-telling and music performances by Dr Phil, tells the fascinating and often humorous story of John Hurt from his birth to freed slaves, through the trials and tribulations of being black in rural Mississippi in the first half of the last century, to his initial discovery in 1928 and subsequent rediscovery in 1963. The presentation also features the playing of rare examples of Mississippi John Hurt’s original 78 rpm records from 1928 played on a 1920s wind-up Victrola phonograph. The presentation will be followed by a concert focussing on the music of Mississippi John Hurt.


Dr-Phil lives near Dunoon and wrote the award winning biography of Mississippi John Hurt. The presentation and concert will be at Dunoon Burgh Hall on 14th February, 2018; doors open 7:30 for 8:00 pm.



Previous Events

Dr-Phil Concert - Olkhol Island,

Lake Baikal, Siberia - 2016

Gene Bush & Dr Phil

Mississippi John Hurt Festival, Avalon, Mississippi

Papa Cass, Blue John and

Dr Phil

Laxey Institute, Isle of Man, 2015

Dr-Phil presents the Life & Times of Mississippi John Hurt at the Louis Armstrong auditorium in the Old Confederate Mint in New Orleans


Dr Phil at the Valley Store near Avalon, Mississippi where Mississippi John Hurt met his friends and bought his cigarettes



The Ari Eisinger Tour was a wonderful experience. Great fun. Many friends. And rounded off in my home town with a huge audience!! Thanks to Ari and my buddy Blue John, who arranged the whole thing