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NEWS: RECORDING

Burnin' Blues Guitarist Dexter Allen's Live From Ground Zero Blues Club Available on November 30

Burnin' Blues Guitarist Dexter Allen's Live From Ground Zero Blues Club Available on November 30

Dexter Allen's Live From Ground Zero Blues Club At The Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississipp November 16th Pre-Release: Put Your Blues On Me
November 30th Release Date
A Pass The Pick Project! Dexter Allen releases his newest album on November 30th with a special pre-release single November 16th of Put Your Blues On ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

"MUDDY" - A Picture Book about Muddy Watters is now available from Simon & Schuster

"MUDDY" - A Picture Book about Muddy Watters is now available from Simon & Schuster

The words and pictures here mix exuberance with melancholy. Mahin’s words have a beat all their own, capturing the lows and highs with poetic verve. Turk’s watercolor, ink, and collage artwork fills pages, exploding with a neon intensity—the equivalent of a dynamic guitar riff... Read the book, then get kids the music.”—Booklist, starred review “Turk’s breathtaking pictures ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Cedric Burnside Project at 2016 Juke Joint Festival

Read "Cedric Burnside Project at 2016 Juke Joint Festival" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Cedric Burnside Project
Delta Theater
Juke Joint Festival
Clarksdale, MS
April 16, 2016

The Mississippi River Delta is an imperfect song played perfectly by an old woman losing her mind...

It occurred to me, as the bus in which I was riding, passed through what approximates downtown Des ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mose Allison: Mose Allison: American Legend in California

Read "Mose Allison: American Legend in California" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Tippo, Mississippi is about as far from Charleston as it is Tutwiler, the two county seats of Tallahatchie County, located on the northeastern edge of the alluvial Delta plain, before the land turns to rolling hills. There lives in Tippo, an Allison family, who thirty years ago were patients of mine when I was practicing pharmacy ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Listen To This: Miles Davis And Bitches Brew

Read "Listen To This: Miles Davis And Bitches Brew" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Listen To This: Miles Davis and Bitches Brew
Victor Svorinich
202 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-62846-194-7
The University Press of Mississippi
2015

Surprisingly, Victor Svorinich's book is the first dedicated exclusively to a study of Miles Davis's ground-breaking album Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970). Surprising, because just about every facet of the ...

NEWS: EVENT

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center Presents Stephanie Jordan With Rachel Jordan; A Jazz & Classical Musical Christmas

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center Presents Stephanie Jordan With Rachel Jordan; A Jazz & Classical Musical Christmas

NEW ORLEANS - On Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan returns to The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi with her very talented sister Rachel Jordan on the violin with a holiday show that will soothe the humbug out of any Scrooge. These lovely ladies will lead The ...

NEWS: EVENT

Stephanie Jordan Pays Tribute To Lena Horne During Southern Mississippi’s Mlk Birthday Celebration

Stephanie Jordan Pays Tribute To Lena Horne During Southern Mississippi’s Mlk Birthday Celebration

Ocean Springs, MS - In conjunction with the Committee for Coast-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, New Orleans jazz singer Stephanie Jordan is gracing the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center stage, 1600 Government Street in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on Saturday, January 19, at 7:00pm, with a tribute to the fabulous ((Lena Horne}}. Seating is ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Ocean Springs Welcomes Stephanie Jordan Sings A Tribute To The Fabulous Lena Horne

Ocean Springs Welcomes Stephanie Jordan Sings A Tribute To The Fabulous Lena Horne

New Orleans jazz singer Stephanie Jordan is gracing the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center stage in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on Saturday, January 19, at 7:00pm, with a tribute to the fabulous Lena Horne. She brought down the house at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz Festival with her tribute to Lena Horne show, which she has performed ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Nathan Woodward Delivers Scorching Performance On "A Quartet Session"

Jazz is often caught in peak form when there are no frills, no studio glaze. The sign of a true musician is one who can excel minus the gimmicks and production makeup. Recorded live with only one microphone in a crowded house, Nathan Woodward’s A Quartet Session (Live from Martin Hall) is jazz served raw, the way ...

NEWS: EVENT

Explore.org and Ground Zero Blues Club Presents America's Delta Blues: The Blessissippi Crossroads Concert

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, MS This April, dozens of Delta Blues greats from Mississippi and beyond will converge in Clarksdale, MS to play their hearts out to blues fans around the world. The event, America's Delta Blues: The Blessissippi Crossroads Concert, is an effort by philanthropic media organization explore.org and ...