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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Willie Nelson

Bus parking near Square studied

Downtown Parking Commission members met Friday and toured streets around the Square with city officials to examine where the best place to park band tour buses would be. (January 21, 2013, Page 1)

In A New York Minute

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at a day that can never be forgotten – Sept. 11, 2001 – and recalls how he and so many Americans felt while watching the tragedy unfold. (September 11, 2012, Page 4)

BamaJam re-loads, returns to Enterprise, Ala.

OXFORD TOWN – Hard to mess up this post and photograph, huh? The 2012 BamaJam is set to re-load in Enterprise, Ala. (just outside of Dothan and south of Montgomery, Ala.) beginning June 14 and will feature several hard-hitting headliners as well as 46 other country and rock acts — all set to jam at the popular three-day event. Pages 9 and 16 in Oxford Town No. 979 have more information about this year’s blowout festival in Alabama, and, stay tuned to Oxford Town as we pave the ‘Winding Road’ to Enterprise and Sheryl Crow (pictured here) in upcoming issues. (May 17, 2012, Page 9, 16)

Kinky Friedman set for TMR and Proud Larry’s tonight (Thursday, Feb. 23)

OXFORD TOWN – In the 2006 race for Texas governor, Kinky Friedman, best-selling mystery novelist and musician, came in a close fourth on the ticket. Luckily for us (these days), Kinky is free. Free to tour and sip tequila and write books (a new mystery with Billy Bob Thornton) and record songs, including an upcoming album with Willie Nelson. Friedman is in town today (Thursday, Feb. 23) and is scheduled to appear on Thacker Mountain Radio at 6 p.m. at Off Square Books and later tonight at Proud Larry’s. Turn to Page 6 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 967) to read Jim Dees’ breakdown of Friedman and what to expect from the “gonzo troubadour” tonight on the Square. (February 23, 2012, Page 6)

Meagan Tubb and Shady People play free show at Proud Larry’s

OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Town Music Beat reporter Kate Anthony recently researched and interviewed Meagan Tubb (front woman for Meagan Tubb and Shady People) about her band and their upcoming show at Proud Larry’s on Saturday, Jan. 14. Page 8 in this week’s issue has tons of photos and complete information about the gritty American/rock/blues band from Austin and its free show this Saturday on the Oxford Square. (January 12, 2012, Page 8, 11)

Billy Joe Shaver plays Proud Larry’s next Wednesday

OXFORD TOWN – Country music legend Billy Joe Shaver lost parts of three fingers, broke his back, suffered a heart attack and had a quadruple bypass, had a steel plate put in his neck and 136 stitches in his head, fought drugs and booze and spent all the money he had and married two women a total of five times. Who is this guy? Find out on Page 6 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town as Shaver prepares for a show at Proud Larry’s on Wednesday, Dec. 7, AND a cameo appearance in Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees’ weekly feature “Lies and Other Truths.” (December 1, 2011, Page 6)

Legendary musician Marshall Chapman plays Thacker Mountain Radio next Thursday

OXFORD TOWN – Nashville singer/songwriter Marshall Chapman will be in town next week (Thursday, Nov. 4) for a performance on Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books. The legendary musician will not only be one of the featured musical guests, she’ll also be reading from and signing her new book “They Came To Nashville.” Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Mitch Morgan’s interview with Chapman as she prepares for her visit to Oxford. And, be sure to read about this week’s broadcast of Thacker Mountain Radio on Page 15 of the same issue. (October 28, 2010, Page 11)

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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