The Rockdale News Rockdale News Digital Edition February 25, 2015 - Page 7

Unfamiliar with blues legends Curley Weaver and Cora Mae Bryant? Check out some of their music below! Curley Weaver Cora Mae Bryant Continuing a legacy I BY RANDY SCHAFER t started as a schowol social studies fair project — and became a journey to find a blues legend. Or at least where one is buried. 11-year-old Sarah Schluiter and her mother Stephanie, set out to find the grave of legendary blues musician Curley James Weaver. “I did this because my local cemetery down the way, you could tell their had been a fence between the two sides,” Sarah said. “There’s not many tombstones and it just looks like there’s nothing there.” And after multiple interviews, cold-calls, chasing down phone numbers and meeting with historians, the Schluiter’s found their way to the home of David Randall Bryant, in Oxford, Ga. Although they were only given a tip to a location of a relative’s house, they had no idea who they were going to meet. Read more