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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)

Gina Sexton, Shannon McNally; Busy girls around town

OXFORD TOWN – Two local favorites, Gina Sexton of Maybelle’s Lovers (pictured here) and Shannon McNally (with her band, Hot Sauce) are set for shows this Friday —  with more scheduled in the near future — all around the L-O-U community and region. Check out Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for more information about where you can catch two of Oxford’s favorite female rockers as they ring in another gameday weekend. (September 8, 2011, Page 7)

2nd Annual Oxford Blues Festival launches Friday, July 21

OXFORD TOWN – The blues will heat up Oxford this weekend, featuring 25 acts from four states as the 2nd Annual Oxford Blues Festival launches at venues all over town beginning Friday, July 22. Performers for the festival include Eddie C. Campbell (pictured here), Effie Burt, Matt Gaylord of The AM Band, Jay Lang & The Devil’s Due and Andrew Hancock of The Hancock Co. (pictured on the OT cover this week). Turn to Page 6 in this issue of Oxford Town for venue schedules and further details. (July 21, 2011, Page 6)

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)

The Sixth Annual Hill Country Picnic cranks up this weekend at Foxfire Ranch

OXFORD TOWN –  The wildly popular Hill Country Picnic returns, featuring a venue change and tons of great local and regional talent set to rock the weekend away. It took pages 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in this issue of Oxford Town to jam in a veritable truckload of photos, schedules and other festival information — so, dig in, get comfortable and start reading. Also, you may want to start packing your gear now so you’ll have the best seat at the hottest Hill Country Blues Festival in the country. Kicking off the festival on Friday at 5 will be one of Oxford’s favorite singer/songwriters, Shannon McNally (pictured). (June 23, 2011, Page 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Blues musicians raise funds for funeral

A benefit concert at the Foxfire Ranch at 6 tonight will help to pay for funeral costs for Junior Burnside who died on Saturday, three weeks after his wife. Foxfire Ranch is at 1465 Old Oxford Road in Waterford, 10 miles outside Oxford off Highway 7 North heading towards Holly Springs. Donations may be accepted if unable to attend by e-mailing Sara Brown at drsarad@gmail.com (December 10, 2010, Page 12A)

Oxford Blues Festival kicks off Friday

OXFORD TOWN – The public is invited to venture out onto the Square and enjoy the Mississippi blues with your family and friends July 16-18 at Oxford’s first Blues Festival. Page 8 of this week’s Oxford Town has a schedule, photos and other details about the festival that will be held at several great venues around town, concluding on Sunday at Foxfire Ranch in Marshall County. (July 15, 2010, Page 8)

Hill Country Harmonica set for Foxfire Ranch

OXFORD TOWN – Hill Country Harmonica is taking over Foxfire Ranch in Waterford just outside of Oxford next weekend, playing host to a two day intensive retreat for blues harmonica enthisiasts of all levels. The retreat is set for Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23.  Page 10 of this week’s Oxford Town has details of this intriguing blues event that will include legendary instructors like Billy Branch, Adam Gussow with Charlie Hilbert, Terry “Big T” Williams, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Billy Gibson, Brandon Bailey, Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, Deak Harp and Johnny Sansone. (May 13, 2010, Page 10)

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