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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 Machine > Big Chief Like Plenty Of Firewater 07. KC Jones 08. Tree 09. My Life’s A Wreck 10. Amazing Grace > 11. Let It Roll 12. Preachin’ Blues 13. You Gotta Move 14. Shake […]


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 well as musician. He performs as a one-man-band in addition to performances with this high-energy band. For more about Bill Abel: Bill Abel at “Bill Abel: Portrait of an Artist,” a film by Edwina […]

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

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 Commons in Tupelo, MS as a part of the Tupelo Film Festival. For more information about the featured films and filmmakers this year, click here.


WVUA-TV will broadcast the “Three Minute Thesis Competition: University of Alabama 2015″ documentary on Feb. 22 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on March 1 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The competition was held in November. The Three Minute Thesis competition helps doctoral students share their research with a large, diverse audience, which includes prominent community members who serve as judges. The winner of the campus-wide competition will go on to represent UA at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) Annual Meeting and 3MT Competition. The documentary was produced by the University of Alabama Center for […]