In this week’s issue of Oxford Town, the St. Louis band Kentucky Knife Fight is set to rock Parrish’s on Friday, May 21; Author Lee Child visits Off Square Books on Thursday, May 20, at 5; legendary blues musician Paul Geremia will play Rooster’s Blues House in a rare local performance; the Hill Country Harmonica Retreat begins a weekend of festivities beginning at Rooster’s Blues House on Friday; and Oxford Film Freak features movie maker Joe York as he continues to accumulate awards for his work; and Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees re-visits the oil spill travesty in the Gulf. View the complete Oxford Town edition in PDF format. (May 21, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – Bring your listening ears with you to Rooster’s Blues House tonight (Thursday, May 20) and attend a “master class” in blues history as Paul Geremia takes the stage and introduces Oxford to his unique style of six and 12 string blues. Dick Waterman’s coverage of Germia’s historic concert at Rooster’s Blues House can be found on Page 5 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town. (May 20, 2010, Page 5)
OXFORD TOWN – Lead singer Jason Holler, Drummer James Baker and bassist Jason Koenig and the rest of their band from St. Louis, Kentucky Knife Fight, are set for a concert at Parrish’s this Friday night at 10. Their music contains a wide range of influences, including rock, blues, grunge, among other genres. Turn to page 16 of this week’s Oxford Town for full details of what is certain to be a raucous night of rock at Parrish’s. (May 20, 2010, Page 16)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE Oxford Town editor Jeff McVay reviews No. 1 best selling author Lee Child’s new book “61 Hours;” Batesville Springfest releases their music lineup for the festival this weekend; Oxford Film Freak breaks down the popular Tupelo Film Festival taking place this weekend; Foxfire Ranch in Waterford, Mississippi plays host to the Hill Country Harmonica Clinic; Jim Dees continues his bashing of the oil spill fiasco in The Gulf.; and Rooster’s Blues House gets set to host Nick Moss and The Flip Tops. View the complete edition in PDF (May 13, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – Hill Country Harmonica is taking over Foxfire Ranch in Waterford just outside of Oxford next weekend, playing host to a two day intensive retreat for blues harmonica enthisiasts of all levels. The retreat is set for Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23. Page 10 of this week’s Oxford Town has details of this intriguing blues event that will include legendary instructors like Billy Branch, Adam Gussow with Charlie Hilbert, Terry “Big T” Williams, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Billy Gibson, Brandon Bailey, Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, Deak Harp and Johnny Sansone. (May 13, 2010, Page 10)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE — Proud Larry’s presents songwriter Will Hodge Friday; local musicians come together as The Minor Adjustments; Jim Dees laments the Gulf oil spill; Alex McAdams proposes a playlist for finals week. View the complete edition in PDF (5 MB). (May 6, 2010)
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars started playing music together in West African refugee camps while their homeland was racked by years of bloody warfare. Since then, in electrifying live performances and recording experience with the likes of Aerosmith and Mavis Staples, the All Stars have been “establishing an identity based as much on skill, imagination and charisma as on their undeniably touching story” (The Los Angeles Times).
This spring, on the heels of their new album, Rise & Shine (Cumbancha, March 23), the group will perform in Oxford at Proud Larry’s on Monday, May 3. (April 30, 2010)
Due to the threat of severe weather from morning to mid-day Saturday, the Double Decker Arts Festival’s music lineup is being split into two days, with most local acts appearing Sunday afternoon. All bands will be performing on the North Stage.
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OXFORD TOWN – Comprised of both the symphonic band and followed by the wind ensemble, The Pride of the South Ole Miss band will hold its annual benefit concert at the Gertrude C. Ford Center on Tuesday, April 27. Admission is free, but the band continues to accept donations to its scholarship endowment. (April 22, 2010, Page 5)
RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER (click for updates) — The 15th Annual Double Decker Arts Festival is set for Saturday on the Oxford Square. Featuring the works of more than 100 artists selected by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council; a host of food vendors including local restaurants and organizations; a children’s Square Fair; and a full day’s music lineup on two stages, headlined by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
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