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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)

Jim Dandy’s Black Oak Arkansas returns to Rooster’s Blues House March 10

OXFORD TOWN – James “Jim Dandy” Mangrum (pictured here)  returns to Rooster’s Blues house this Saturday (March 10) for an acoustic performance of the songs that have defined the band since the mid-1960s. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch the timeless fusion of two rock ‘n’ roll legends – Black Oak Arkansas and Jim Dandy. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 969) has details of the FREE show that’ll send us all into a major Spring Break bliss. (March 8, 2012, Page 7)

Hancock Co. to rock Rooster’s Blues House for free show Dec. 17

OXFORD TOWN – As most community activities slow to a crawl (or stop completely) at this time of the year in Lafayette County — the rock solid, ever-consistent Rooster’s Blues House and owner Scott Michael keep the intensity hot and its doors open even without the majority of Ole Miss students in town to pack the popular venue. Hancock Co. (pictured here) is scheduled to return to the Rooster’s stage this Saturday night (Dec. 17) after Cadillac Funk rocks the rafters on Friday — shows organized with Oxonians, not students, in mind. Turn to Page 4 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town and check out our Community Calendar to see this and other listings for the upcoming weekend into next week. (December 15, 2011, Page 4)

Rooster’s rolls on through holiday weekend

OXFORD TOWN – What holiday? Bluesman Blind Mississippi Morris (pictured) returns to Rooster’s Blues House on Friday, Nov. 25, as Rooster’s owner Scott Michael keeps the heat on and the music screaming this holiday season while many other venues choose to close their doors. On Thanksgiving night, Kenny Brown is set to take the Rooster’s upstairs stage. Even with area venue closings this weekend, Oxford Town’s community calendar on Page 4 is still chock full of great listings like this one. Check it out by downloading Oxford Town issue No. 954. (November 23, 2011, Page 4)

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)

Jimbo Mathus – At it again

OXFORD TOWN – Mississippi native Jimbo Mathus is bringing “catfish music” home after a successful East Coast tour this summer promoting his latest album, “Confederate Buddha.” Mathus and his band, The Tri-State Coalition, are set for Rooster’s Blues House tonight (Thursay, Aug. 11). Oxford Town columnist George Atkins sat down and chatted with the Grammy winner about the show, his new album and the Coalition. Check it out on Page 9 in this week’s issue. (August 11, 2011, Page 9)

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)

Hill Country Harmonica reloads at Foxfire Ranch

OXFORD TOWN – Hill Country Harmonica — A Northern Mississippi Blues-Harp Homecoming is rapidly becoming one of the largest harmonica-based blues events in the country by featuring multiple workshops, open jams and concerts in a festival-like atmosphere. Check out Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town to get complete details of the annual blues harmonica “homecoming” set to reload at Foxfire Ranch this weekend. Adam Gussow, co-director of Hill Country Harmonica, is pictured. (May 19, 2011, Page 8)

Rooster’s hosts Mississippi Cadillac Blues Band this Saturday

OXFORD TOWN  – Producer/musician Bud Bays (pictured) and his latest project, Mississippi Cadillac Blues Band, are set for a live performance at Rooster’s Blues House this Saturday (May 14) for a rare afternoon/evening jam session on the historic Oxford Square. “Cadillac” is touring in support of its new CD “Stone Cold.” Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town features an intimate interview with Bays by Oxford Town Editor Jeff McVay. (May 12, 2011, Page 5)

Annual Living Blues Symposium kicks off this weekend

OXFORD TOWN – On this week’s cover; Blues Today: A Living Blues Symposium kicks off tonight at 6 with a special blues-themed edition of Thacker Mountain Radio. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has schedules and complete details about the upcoming blues weekend in Oxford. The Willie “Po’ Monkey” Seaberry photo on the Oxford Town cover was taken by photographer Ken Murphy. Other photos by Murphy and photographer Ben Steber will be on display at Southside Gallery this weekend for the Blues Symposium. (February 24, 2011, Page 9)

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