Tag Archives: Mississippi

“Saints”

“Saints.”  Say that word to a New Orleans jazzman and he will know what you mean.  If you are in the French Quarter on the street or in a club, he also may respond by extending the hand not holding … Continue reading

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Still on the farm

“I took a bull to the sale barn today and ‘bull’ is what they offered me. But sometimes you just have to take what they’ll pay and pray it gets better, you see.” That’s almost a direct quote from a … Continue reading

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Postcards from a poet

Someone said he had borrowed the suit he was wearing from his brother. The distinguished but declining poet from New Orleans was the special guest at a poetry series in Mobile called Second Saturdays at the Lumber Yard Café. He … Continue reading

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The Americana Boogie

Last week the Americana Music Association presented its annual conference, festival and awards show in Nashville. It is always an exciting time with events associated with Americana happening all around town. From the awards show at the Ryman Auditorium to … Continue reading

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For the love of beagles

June 19 is the birthday of Creole Belle, my beagle. This is number twelve for her and I’m happy to say she’s doing just fine, thank you. A little more mellow than she was several years ago but she still … Continue reading

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The Mississippi-Nashville music connection

The list of Mississippi musicians and songwriters who have made their way to Nashville over the years would almost stretch the length of the Natchez Trace. The Mississippi Country Music Trail recognized that legacy on June 4, 2015 by unveiling … Continue reading

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From the Tallahatchie Bridge to the company store

Yesterday was “the third of June,” and since I was not in the Delta, I can’t tell you if it was sleepy or dusty this year. But I can tell you that each year on that date, the song that … Continue reading

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