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Bays Guyer band to perform at Oxford Art Crawl

OXFORD TOWN  – On Tuesday, April 17, two veteran rockabilly, blues and R&B performers — Bud Bays and Kevin Guyer — will debut their new four-piece band during the April edition of the Oxford Art Crawl from 7-9 p.m. at the Powerhouse in Oxford. Page 13 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 974) has complete details about the new band and its upcoming show at the Powerhouse. (April 13, 2012, Page 13)

Scissormen return to Oxford for two shows tonight (April 5)

OXFORD TOWN –  The smoking hot Nashville-based blues duo, Scissormen, return to Oxford tonight for two shows — Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books at 6 and Two Stick Sushi Bar at 9:30. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town – No. 974 – has details about the band and both shows. (April 5, 2012, Page 7)

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)

LeVere, Mize tag team Oxford this Saturday

OXFORD TOWN – Cheyenne Marie Mize and Amy LaVere (pictured) will share a bill this Saturday (March 12) at Proud Larry’s, one of Oxford’s most beloved music venues. Mize, based out of Louisville, Ky., and Memphian LaVere, are guaranteed to bring a classic dose of folk music to Oxford and the Proud Larry’s stage this Saturday night. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m. and music is set to begin at 8. The show is an age 18-and-over event. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details. (March 10, 2011, Page 8)

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)

Spring of our Discontent

LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS – A helpful suggestion for the contentment impaired might be no further than their own backyards (speaking of course of the backyard fire). Out in Eden, Jim Dees and his friends look on early spring as pyro-thirty. It’s amazing how gathering with friends around a fire can inspire and help solve the problems of the world … but it happens. (March 25, 2010, Page 6)

Shannon’s back

OXFORD TOWN – Shannon McNally has surrounded herself with band members that she considers “family” – and one of them actually is; her husband, drummer Wallace Lester. The band’s latest album “Coldwater” was recently released and they have hit the road in a big way to support it. One stop of that tour is next week at Proud Larry’s on March 11. McNally talks with Oxford Town’s Kate Anthony about her influences, defining a genre and the late Jim Dickinson, producer of “Coldwater.” (March 4, 2010, Page 11)

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