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YouTube, iPhone put production in musicians’ hands

From narratives to documentaries, the ever-improving quality of small-scale digital cameras is making filmmaking more accessible than ever. For musicians like Jimbo Mathus, it has renewed the role of video in music performance and promotion (February 7, 2014, Page 1B)

Letters to the Editor

Jennifer Coleman of the local Red Cross chapter writes to thank Scott Caradine and Proud Larry’s for hosting the annual Tacky townie Christmas benefit as well as all of those who took part in the event as participants or attendees. (December 17, 2012, Page 4A)

Into ‘America’s Last Frontier’ and back

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look back at a recent trip to Alaska, comparing the differences between here and there in music, weather, accents, et cetera. (September 7, 2012, Page 4A)

‘Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall’

Are you a superstitious person? Avoid black cats, ladders and mirrors? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a closer look at some of his unusual practices that most would consider superstitious. (August 9, 2012, Page 4A)

Oxford Blues Festival reloads this weekend

OXFORD TOWN – The 2012 version of the Oxford Blues Festival reloads this weekend all around Oxford and the Oxford Square. The event kicks off at the University Museum on Friday at 4 and ends at Foxfire Ranch in Marshall County on Sunday featuring some of the hottest blues acts and musicians in the country. Effie Burt (pictured here) returns as part of this year’s festival. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 988 has full details of this weekend’s blues activities. (July 19, 2012, Page 7)

A Hill Country Picnic Retrospective

OXFORD TOWN  – The tunes and weather were smoking hot — but the libations and patrons were totally cool last weekend at the Hill Coutry Picnic in Marshall County. Oxford Town contributing photographer Mike Stanton braved both to help, once again, archive one of Mississippi’s favorite festivals. Turn to Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 987  to check out some of Stanton’s great shots from Saturday night’s picnic jam (Picnic MC and Oxford Town Columnist Jim Dees pictured here). NMHCP gets bigger and better every year and next year promises to be yet another hoedown blast. We think we speak for everyone when we say “Keep ’em coming” and kudos to picnic organizers for a great weekend.

  (July 12, 2012, Page 12)

North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic reloads

OXFORD TOWN – Finally. One of Mississippi’s favorite festivals kicks off tomorrow (June 29) at a brand new venue — Betty Davis BBQ – and the lineup is loaded as usual. T-Model Ford (pictured here) is only one of several legendary musicians and bands set to rock North Mississippi throughout the weekend. Pages 5, 8 and 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 985) gives you a complete heads-up about what to expect this weekend in Marshall County as the blues and temperatures in North Mississippi rise in a big way. (June 28, 2012, Page 5, 8-9)

Oxford Music Fest 2012 spotlight continues

OXFORD TOWN – The photo shown here caught one of Oxford’s favorite musicians, Tate Moore, jamming at a 2011 Thacker Mountain Radio Broadcast  and we’re glad we have it in our archives because Moore takes the spotlight on Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town as we  conclude our sneak peek at the Oxford Music Festival set to reload Feb. 9. This week’s spotlight includes bands and acts for Feb. 11 and 12 at Proud Larry’s, the Lyric Theater and Malco Studio Cinema. Check it out on Pages 9 and 10 in this week’s OT and go ahead and mark your calendars. (January 26, 2012, Page 9, 10)

Oxford Music Festival reloads

OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Music Festival organizers Daniel Morrow, Tim Burkhead (pictured here), Nathan Robbins and Caroline Hourin recently released the lineup for the 2012 version of one of Oxford’s favorite hometown festivals, Oxford Music Fest. Set to reload Feb. 9 at the Lyric Theater, Proud Larry’s and the Malco Studio Cinema, OMF is teaming up with the Oxford Film Festival to bring us another amazing weekend of music, movies and mayhem featuring tons of local talent. Oxford Town’s coverage begins on Page 7 in this week’s issue and continues until the last note is played on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Malco Studio Cinema. (January 5, 2012, Page 7, 9)

Jimbo Mathus – At it again

OXFORD TOWN – Mississippi native Jimbo Mathus is bringing “catfish music” home after a successful East Coast tour this summer promoting his latest album, “Confederate Buddha.” Mathus and his band, The Tri-State Coalition, are set for Rooster’s Blues House tonight (Thursay, Aug. 11). Oxford Town columnist George Atkins sat down and chatted with the Grammy winner about the show, his new album and the Coalition. Check it out on Page 9 in this week’s issue. (August 11, 2011, Page 9)

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