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Turning the page on a late start

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks laments the late start he got on all of the music and literature Oxford has to offer, but adds that he, like his favorite author, Larry Brown, is making the best of the situation regardless of when he got hooked. (November 8, 2013, Page 4A)

Few bus spaces on Square

The Downtown Oxford Parking Commission agreed to research the best answer on where to put band tour buses and catering trucks on the crowded Square. (December 10, 2012, Page 1A, 3A)

Ali Holder, Daniel Thomas Phipps launch new music at Proud Larry’s August 9

OXFORD TOWN – Based out of Austin, Texas, Ali Holder and Daniel Thomas Phipps will be coming through Oxford as a stop on their southeast tour. They’re set for Proud Larry’s next Thursday (Aug. 9) at 9:45 p.m. Both musicians are established in their own right, with their own bands, but they come together on this tour as a singer-songwriter collaborative duo and the results are guaranteed to please any folk/rock/blues/Americana fan. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 990 has more information about the Texas duo who will be jammin’ and recording in Oxford next week. (August 2, 2012, Page 7)

Joseph Arthur rocks Proud Larry’s Saturday, June 2

The Akron, Ohio, native, Joseph Arthur (pictured), has dug deeply into the lyrical world and is bringing his vast catalog of songs to Oxford for a show at Proud Larry’s on Saturday (June 2). Doors open at 8 p.m and Arthur is scheduled to take the stage at 9:45. Tickets for the show are $12 and are being sold online at proudlarrys.com. For more information, turn to Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 981). (May 31, 2012, Page 7)

Meagan Tubb & Shady People return to Proud Larry’s

OXFORD TOWN – Without a doubt, it’ll be a grand and raucous reunion tonight (May 3) at Proud Larry’s as Megan Tubb (pictured here) & Shady People return to town after a five month absence. Turn to Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 977) to learn more about the Austin, Texas, band that’s rolling into Oxford tonight, vowing to “keep it simple.” (May 3, 2012, Page 9)

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)

Denver’s Chimney Choir blazes into town for multiple events

OXFORD TOWN – Former Oxonian and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Larkin left Taylor approximately two years ago but he’s back this weekend with a brand new project in tow. Larkin’s lastest effort is a three-piece “world music” outfit, Chimney Choir, and they’ll be playing all over the L-O-U community and Tupelo this weekend and next week. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town – No. 970 – has complete details about the band and Saturday night’s party. (March 15, 2012, Page 6)

Film and music festival organizers happy with merge

The decision to merge the Oxford Film Festival and the Oxford Music Festival this year was a good idea, according to organizers of both festivals. (February 24, 2012, Page 3A)

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors return to Proud Larry’s

OXFORD TOWN – Turn to Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 966) to see what Drew and the gang have been up to since their last visit to Oxford in April of last year. Hint: Even if you already possess the band’s latest album, “Chasing Someday,” you’ll definitely want to revisit the new version. The Nashville quintet returns to Proud Larry’s tomorrow night (Feb. 17) with folk musician Jillian Edwards set to open the show. Pictured here are Drew and his wife, Ellie, Holcomb. (February 16, 2012, Page 7)

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)

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