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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)

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)

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)

Thacker Mountain converges on Lyric Theater tonight

OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio will perform a special fundraising show on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theater on the Oxford Square. Musician Jimbo Mathus (pictured here) will lead the Thacker Mountain house band, the Yalobushwhackers, and welcome a wide array of Oxford area talent including Silas Reed IV, Bill “Howlin Madd” Perry, Effie Burt, Jake Fussell, Jamie and Rosamond Posey, Casey Lipe, authors Jack Pendarvis and Theresa Starkey, Square Books owner Richard Howorth and TMR host Jim Dees. Turn to Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for complete details. (December 8, 2011, Page 7)

Rocket 88 to get ‘happy’ at Proud Larry’s

OXFORD TOWN – Even though the gigs are a couple of weeks away, Oxford Town deems Rocket 88 cover-worthy (but maybe just a little too early for print) for its upcoming Happy Hour shows on the Oxford Square. Arguably Oxford’s favorite Americana, rock, blues, country gospel (you-name-it) band, Jamie and Rosamond Posey and Rocket 88 are set for two Happy Hour shows at Proud Larry’s — Thursday, July 21 and Thursday, July 28 — and here’s an additional OT cover designed to pump it up. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has more information about the upcoming shows. (July 7, 2011, Page 5)

A Hill Country Picnic Retrospective

OXFORD TOWN – It wasn’t exactly the “Summer of Love,” but it was close. The 2011 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic went off without a hitch last weekend and we have the photos and coverage to prove it. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town will give you a peek at some of the action at one of the hottest (literally and figuratively) festivals in the state and the manner in which our local musicians anchored it throughout the weekend  — serving up tons of blues, country, rock, gospel and Americana music. Download or pick up an issue and check it out. And, be sure to mark your calendar now for the last week in June, 2012 for the next version of the Hill Country Picnic. (June 30, 2011, Page 9)

Proud Larry’s hosts A Tacky Townie Christmas

OXFORD TOWN – Tate Moore (pictured), Jimbo Mathus and The Posey Family Band join forces with Jay Lang, Dickey Do & The Don’ts, The Minor Adjustments and Alice Walker for “A Tacky Townie Christmas” on Friday night (Dec. 17) at Proud Larry’s. All proceeds from the show will benefit The Oxford-Lafayette Interfaith Compassion Ministry. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has photos and details. (December 16, 2010, 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)

‘Mosquitoville’ launches Oxford Rhythm Revival tonight at Lyric

OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio will present a special benefit show tonight (Thursday, June 17) at the Lyric Theater kicking off Oxford’s first Rhythm Revival featuring Jimbo Mathus and his musical “Mosquitoville.” Find full details of the family-friendly show in this week’s edition of Oxford Town. Also featured this week; full details of the Oxford Rhythm Revival and the events and bands surrounding it. The weekend festival benefits Oxford Medical Ministries. (June 17, 2010, Page 10)

Oxford’s Rosamond Posey balances law and music

OXFORD TOWN – Local attorney and musician Rosamond Posey and The Posey Family Band will be rocking at Proud Larry’s on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 for the next two weeks where crawfish and rock ‘n’ roll will rule the night. Business suits, cowboy boots and center stages – Posey is, without a doubt, one of the hardest working (and playing) women in Oxford. See Page 9 of Oxford Town this week and read how the multi-talented lawyer pulls off the ultimate juggling act. (March 25, 2010, Page 9)

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