What to know
Honors John Weston, a Lee County native; the singer/composer combined fine songwriting with a deep Delta Blues style. Began performing in 1970 and by 1977 had built a local audience in Marianna where he lived. His lyrics, which grew from his personal experience, reflect the humor and irony of daily life. He performed solo for many years although he occasionally played with a band; won the Lucille Award (named after blues singer B.B. King’s infamous guitar) at the Handy Awards in Memphis. In 1995 he began performing as a duo with Little Rock slide guitarist Mark Simpson. Member of the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame and a stop on the Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil and Soul.