Blues musician and artist Selby Minner talks about volunteering, the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame, and how music motivates her work.
"Well, music has done so much for me in my life that I like to give forward, and I love kids and I love people. I just love it — I love this music. It’s been a good life for me. I’m very blessed."
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT:
"This is a democracy, you only get to vote once a year in elections and stuff like that. But you get to vote on your community every day when you volunteer. It’s helping create the world you live in when you volunteer."
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
"We bring 200 musicians out here, we have the Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival, which is Sep. 4-6 this year. The other thing we do for programming is that we do the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame. The goal is just to keep the music alive. People can volunteer at the festival, or just attend the events, or we have a nonprofit, the Friends of Rentiesville. People can visit http://dcminnerblues.com and join the email list so they’ll be in the loop."
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DAY JOB: Musician.
VOLUNTEER: Muskogee Area Arts Council, Checotah Library, Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame.