OXFORD TOWN – Young Buffalo, the former-moniker of the solo work of Jim Barrett (pictured here), was born in the summer of 2009. Now, with over two years of gigs and songwriting experience under its belt, Young Buffalo is a highly sought after act in Oxford and across the South. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town features a Q&A with Barrett about the band’s upcoming performances – two of them – as the Oxford Music Festival’s headliner tonight (Feb. 9) at the Lyric Theater. Thacker Mountain Radio officially kicks off the 2012 Oxford Film and Music Festivals at the venue tonight at 6 featuring YB. (February 9, 2012, Page 7)
OXFORD TOWN – Gear up for one of the coolest “revivals” in the region as the 2011 version of the Oxford Rhythm Revival cranks up around the Oxford Square this Saturday (June 18). Mississippi native Lynn Drury, Memphis legend rocker Keith Sykes, Shannon McNally, fiddle prodigy Ruby Jane (pictured), Gina Sexton, Marlena Jarjoura and Taylor Hildebrand are just of few of the names that will keep Oxford jumping this Saturday night. The fun begins on Saturday morning on the Courthouse lawn and continues until the last note is played at Proud Larry’s, Rooster’s Blues House and Soulshine Pizza at midnight. For more information, turn to Pages 8 and 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (June 16, 2011, Page 8, 9)
OXFORD TOWN – Two Stick music comes roaring back this weekend hosting a New Year’s blowout jam featuring local rockers and newly signed Fat Possum recording artists Young Buffalo (gracing the Oxford Town cover this week). Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has more details of what could be the party of the decade this Friday night at Two Stick. (December 30, 2010, Page 8)
Oxford High School will be looking for a baseball coach to lead the Chargers next year after Bradley Roberson decided that this will be his last as the team’s head coach.
Roberson’s five-year tenure will come to an end whenever the season ends for the Chargers, who are back in action tonight at Saltillo. Roberson, who has been a coach in the OHS system for the past 10 years, told his players about his intentions Wednesday evening and then made his decision public on Thursday. (April 16, 2010, Page 7a)