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Duff Dorrough

Fans, friends recall Duff Durrough

Jerry Lee “Duff” Dorrough died early Wednesday morning. As funeral plans are still in the works, friends and bandmates recalled the legacy of the musician and artist.

Visitation is Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Ruleville Methodist Church followed by services at 2:00. Afterwards, the burial will be at the Marlow Cemetery located close to his home. (October 3, 2012, Page 2)

Jimmy Phillips releases classic songs on new CD

OXFORD TOWN – Proud Larry’s will host a CD release party tonight (Thursday, April 12) for Jimmy Phillips and the Ruminators with special guests, Rocket 88. Page 9 in Oxford Town No. 974 has details. (April 13, 2012, Page 9)

Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes a rock ‘n’ roll legend

OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio cranks back up and broadcasts from Off Square Books this week featuring rock ‘n’ roll legend Bobby Keys (pictured here) and visiting author Michael Thomas. Musical guests include the Chimney Choir from Denver joining in the jam. All the above will entertain with house band Duff Dorrough and The Yalobushwackers and host Jim Dees. Turn to Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 971 for more information about this week’s TMR broadcast. (March 22, 2012, Page 5)

TMR gets ‘Witchy’ tonight at Off Square Books on March 10

OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books this evening at 6 with tales of the supernatural. Thacker’s visiting author will be Jonathan Odell (“The Healing”) who will conjure a witchy woman from the Civil War. Musical guests will be the Pine Hill Haints (pictured here) and the Bonfire Orchestra. Turn to Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 969) for complete details about tonight’s broadcast. (March 8, 2012, Page 12)

Dorrough benefit set next week

A benefit to help musician Duff Dorrough is set for Oct. 10 in Ruleville from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. A benefit fund has also been set up to help with medical expenses. Checks can be sent to Duff Dorrough Benefit Fund, Planters Bank, PO BOX 9, Ruleville, MS 38771. (October 3, 2011, Page 3A)

The Sixth Annual Hill Country Picnic cranks up this weekend at Foxfire Ranch

OXFORD TOWN –  The wildly popular Hill Country Picnic returns, featuring a venue change and tons of great local and regional talent set to rock the weekend away. It took pages 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in this issue of Oxford Town to jam in a veritable truckload of photos, schedules and other festival information — so, dig in, get comfortable and start reading. Also, you may want to start packing your gear now so you’ll have the best seat at the hottest Hill Country Blues Festival in the country. Kicking off the festival on Friday at 5 will be one of Oxford’s favorite singer/songwriters, Shannon McNally (pictured). (June 23, 2011, Page 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Rooster’s hosts Mississippi Cadillac Blues Band this Saturday

OXFORD TOWN  – Producer/musician Bud Bays (pictured) and his latest project, Mississippi Cadillac Blues Band, are set for a live performance at Rooster’s Blues House this Saturday (May 14) for a rare afternoon/evening jam session on the historic Oxford Square. “Cadillac” is touring in support of its new CD “Stone Cold.” Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town features an intimate interview with Bays by Oxford Town Editor Jeff McVay. (May 12, 2011, Page 5)

Country Boy Rolling Stone Releases new album

OXFORD TOWN – That’s W.S. “Fluke Holland to the left. Holland was Johnny Cash’s  longtime drummer and one of the original Tennessee Three. He, along with several Oxford Musicians, recently recorded a new album with Country Boy Rolling Stone entitled “Honky Tonking Too Long.” The project, inspired by the late Jim Dickinson and formed by Grenada resident Bill Crowder, has ties and sounds reminiscent of  Cash. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Jeff McVay’s coverage of the very cool new CD that’s loaded and top-heavy with Oxford musicians and legends. (September 2, 2010, Page 5)

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