Bill Ferris discusses his Grammy-winning project The Voices of Mississippi

Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris

This watershed release represents the life’s work of William Ferris, an audio recordist, filmmaker, folklorist, and teacher with an unwavering commitment to establish and to expand the study of the American South.

William Ferris was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1942. Growing up on a working farm, Ferris began at a young age documenting the artwork, music, and lives of the people on the farm and in his local community.  The archive of recordings that he created and the documentary films that he had a hand in producing have served as powerful tools in institutions of higher learning for decades.

Join us as Bill gives a audio-visual presentation on his (double) Grammy winning project.

Come early for a good seat!


Copies of the Box Set will be available for sale (contains DVD, 3 CDs and book), as well as the LP of the music and a DVD of Bill's early films. Contact us to preorder your copies at info (at) or call 919-942-7373



Praise for Voices of Mississippi:

National Public Radio (Morning Edition)


The Kitchen Sisters

Southern Living

Washington Post

The Nation

Blindman’s Blues Forum

Bitter Southerner

Indy Week

Georgia Public Radio: Folklorist Bill Ferris finds the true south


The Guardian

The Paris Review









Event date: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
overflow parking across MLK in the Shep Bldg lot all day weekends and after 5pm weekdays
Chapel Hill, NC 27514