Jim McGuire has been taking photographs of musicians since 1972. His images have graced the covers of more than five hundred albums and CDs. He lives and maintains a studio in Nashville, Tennesee.
William R. Ferris is senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and frequently writes and lectures on music.
The Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, is home to a broad-based survey collection of Southern art. As a museum dedicated to exhibiting and exploring the art and artists of the South, the Morris is preserving and enhancing a cultural legacy. The museum is housed in the Augusta Riverfront Center, a unique adaptation of office space to a museum setting.
The museum was established by William S. Morris III, chairman and CEO of Morris Communications Corporation, headquartered in Augusta. Dedicated to the memory of his parents, William Shivers Morris Jr. and Florence Alden Hill Morris Rickenbacker, the museum opened to the public in September of 1992.