August Issue of Living Blues on Newstands

The August issue of Living Blues magazine is available now.  The issue features a cover story on the state of the blues harp, highlighting the still-vibrant world of blues harmonica and profiling emerging harp players like Grady Champion, Russ Green, Omar Coleman, Bud Carson, Professor Harp, Orange Jefferson, Greg Izor, and more. The new issue

Save the Date! Feufollet to Perform on Music of the South Series

The 2014-2015 Music of the South Concert Series, presented in partnership with the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, will kick off with a performance by the band Cajun band Feufollet on Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm in the Ford Center’s Studio Theater.  Tickets are $10 and will be available at the UM

Oxford Blues Fest Features Center Faculty, Staff, Friends

The Oxford Blues Fest, hosted by the University of Mississippi Museum,  begins this evening, Thursday, July 17.   A panel on blues scholarship tomorrow at 1:15pm will feature Scott Barretta of the Highway 61 radio show and Mark Camarigg, managing editor of Center publication Living Blues.  Southern Studies and English professor Adam Gussow will participate in a

Fred McDowell the Subject of Latest SouthDocs Film

The life of Mississippi hill country bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell (1904–72) is the subject of a documentary film being made by Scott Barretta and Joe York. The idea for the film came about when the two discovered that the University of Mississippi owned a short film about McDowell called Bluesmaker, which was made in his longtime home of Como by Christian Garrison, who was a resident filmmaker for the university.