WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) — The Howlin’ Wolf Museum in West Point has added another treasure trove of memorabilia sure to excite fans of blues and almost every other kind of music.
Guitars, stage outfits, awards, pictures and other memorabilia from guitar great Hubert Sumlin have been donated to the museum. The Greenwood native played with Wolf for many years during Wolf’s heyday and is recognized as one of the all-time greats.
“We’re talking the number 43 out of the top 100 Rolling Stone guitarists of all time and wolf’s right hand man…he played with the likes of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, played with Eric Clapton and then Keith Richards of the Stones invited him on stage many times,” said museum director Richard Ramsey.
Sumlin’s items are on display at the museum and will be included in a special section when the museum moves later this year to expanded space in the former McClure building in downtown West Point.