Music of the South Concert

Photo by Zach Wolfe. Originally published in The Bitter Southerner
Photo by Zach Wolfe. Originally published in The Bitter Southerner


January 27 at 7pm

Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts Studio Theater.  Tickets are $10 and are available at the UM Box Office and at the door.

Lee Bains III is a songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama, currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. Lee and his band the Glory Fires released their second full-length record, Dereconstructed, on Seattle’s Sub Pop Records in May of 2014. The album finds Bains wrestling with questions of identity, culture, and history through a highly personal, politicized, localized (and distinctly Southern) lens. Dereconstructed was heralded by the likes of the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Bitter Southerner, Uncut, and the Guardian. When Lee isn’t writing, or hauling it across the globe with his gang of Alabamians, terrorizing live sound engineers and invigorating fans and new listeners alike from Minneapolis to Oslo, he can be found fixing toilets, reading Salman Rushdie, or watching Auburn football.

Learn more about Bains in this article published in The Bitter Southerner.

About the Series

Begun in the fall of 2012, the Music of the South Concert Series is a partnership with the Gertrude C. Ford Performing Arts Center on the University of Mississippi campus.  The series, which highlights intimate evenings with Southern performers, takes place in the Ford Center’s Studio Theater, a space that seats 150.

Southern Studies MA alumna and folksinger Caroline Herring gave the inaugural performance in October 2012, and other performers on the series include Randall Bramblett, Valerie June, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Southern Studies MA alumnus and member of the band Widespread Panic John “JoJo” Hermann, Tyler Keith, Amy Andrews, and the bands Water Liars and Feufollet.