Mississippi Blues Trail - Ocean Springs Blues

801 Washington Avenue

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Notable African-American musicians born in Ocean Springs include Jaimoe (Johnnie Lee Johnson), a founding member of the Allman Brothers band. In 1995, Jaimoe and the other founding members of the Allman Brothers Band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2017, Jaimoe received the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts, from Mississippi. Henry Donahue, an accomplished guitarist and bandleader. Pianist Tempy Smith and her multi-talented children, who were renowned in the 1920s on the coast and later in New York City.