Mississippi Morris (born Morris Cummings, April 6, 1955,
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States) is an American blues artist.
Cummings lost his sight at the age of four, but that did not stop him from
learning the blues. Morris has become a popular blues act on Beale Street.
Morris and his band, the Pocket Rockets, are known as the 'real deal from
Beale'. Morris has a talented lineage. His cousins, Robert and Mary Diggs,
led the Memphis Sheiks, and his aunt, Mary Tanner, played with the Harps of
Melody. Morris is also a cousin of the late
Morris is the very embodiment of the Delta bluesman. He has been called a
new disciple of the Delta blues, he was rated one of the 10 best harmonica
players in the world by Bluzharp magazine. He has performed with musicians
such as B. B. King,
Muddy Waters, David Porter and many other Memphis, Tennessee artists.