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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Stevie Ray Vaughan

‘The Man Behind The Drums’

You know a good song when you hear it, and it will still be a good song years later. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at some of those songs for him and relates his growing admiration for singer-drummer-guitarist Levon Helm of The Band, who’s struggling in a battle with cancer. (April 19, 2012, Page 4)

Guitar in Hand, Joanne Shaw Taylor heads to Rooster’s Blues House

OXFORD TOWN – Guitar in hand, Joanne Shaw Taylor and band are headed to Rooster’s Blues House next Thursday, Sept. 30. Page 10 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details about the show as well as reporter Rachel Batten’s coverage of the fiery, blues playing Brit who touts influences such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins and Freddie and Albert King. There’s exactly one week to clear your schedule for this one folks. Our suggestion; make it happen. (September 23, 2010, Page 10)

Book offers another way to experience the blues

Think the “blues” can only be experienced through songs and music? Think again – and read Editor Don Whitten’s review of “Delta Blues,” an anthology of blues stories set in and around the Mississippi Delta. Whitten mentions stories by the likes of John Grisham, James Lee Burke, Ace Atkins, Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly, and Alice Jackson. (March 26, 2010, Page 4A)

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