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The 2015 Otha Turner Picnic

The 2015 annual Otha Turner Family Picnic will take place August 28th and 29th at Otha Turner’s house at 924 O. B. McClinton Road in Senatobia, Mississippi. The event will feature Turner’s grand-daughter, Sharde Thomas with the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band. The admission charge is $5.00. Directions: On I-55, get off on the Senatobia exit and turn left (away from town) down Highway … Continue reading The 2015 Otha Turner Picnic

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North Mississippi Allstars at the 2015 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic

Sound recording of the North Mississippi Allstars featuring Sharde Thomas with guest artists Stuart Cole, Bill Steber, Kenny Brown, Big Mama Hurt, David Kimbrough, Jr., Cary Hudson and Terrance Bishop performing at the 2015 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic. 01. Mississippi Bollweevil 02. Back Back Train 03. Shimmy > My Babe > Station Blues 04. Up Over Yonder 05. Rollin’ N Tumblin’ 06. Psychedelic Sex … Continue reading North Mississippi Allstars at the 2015 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic

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Bill Abel – “Kokomo Blues”

The Bill Abel Band performs at the 2014 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, an annual festival held to nurture and honor the unique musical traditions of north Mississippi. This song was popularized by Mississippi Fred McDowell whose recordings and rare public appearances outside of north Mississippi brought the hill country sound to new ears in the 1970s. Bill Abel is a talented visual artist as … Continue reading Bill Abel – “Kokomo Blues”

Max Shores with Rebecca Koehler, a former winner and participant again this year.

Mississippi High School Film Competition 2015

The 2015 Mississippi High School Film Competition will take place on Saturday, April 18th in Tupelo. The competition is designed to promote the art of filmmaking to Mississippi High School students involved in film and television classes, film groups or individual filmmaking. I am proud to be participating again this year as a judge. The competition will be held at the Malco Theatre – Tupelo … Continue reading Mississippi High School Film Competition 2015