Gimme the Beat!

Living Blues #273 is the third in the history of LB that is dedicated to drummers—looking at the important roles played by blues drummers, including the first two female drummers ever covered by the magazine. The ten artists anchor the backbeat of the genre. Artists featured include Rodd Bland, Jamiesa Turner, Joe “Iceman” Williams, Greg Gordon,

Living Blues looks forward to next generation of the blues

Living Blues #269 (November /December 2020) concludes the 50th Anniversary celebration with a look forward at the future of the blues with the “Next Generation of the Blues” special issue. At age 38 multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons has spent the last 15 years taking a deep dive into the roots of African American music eager to

Thacker Mountain Radio celebrates 50 Years of Living Blues magazine

    Written by Martha Grace Mize Event Details When: Saturday, Sept. 12, broadcast at 7 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and 9 p.m. on Alabama Public Radio; rebroadcast Thursday, Sept. 17 on local station WUMS 92.1 Author: Diane Williams, author of “The Life and Legacy of B.B. King: A Mississippi Blues Icon” Guest Musicians: John Wilkins

Living Blues continues 50th anniversary celebration

Living Blues #267 (July/August 2020) continues our 50th Anniversary Celebration. South Dallas bluesman Tutu Jones burst onto the scene as a hot, fresh young guitarist in the 1990s. Things didn’t necessarily work out as planned over the next two decades, but Jones has never given up. A little older and a lot wiser, now he

The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: 30 Years Later

The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture was published in 1989 by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and the University of North Carolina Press. Those who worked toward its creation reflect about its legacy 30 years later in this film, produced by the Southern Documentary Project. The Encyclopedia of

Making a Space for Conversation

Graduate Profile:  Jennifer Gunter Directs Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation In the wake of the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015, the University of South Carolina developed a relationship with William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation founding director Susan Glisson and Winter Institute associate director Charles Tucker. They

February/March issue of Living Blues available now

Living Blues #259 (February/March 2019) features Chicago guitarist Linsey Alexander on the cover. The Delmark Records artist is one of the top acts in the Windy City and has a growing national profile. Cash McCall first emerged on the Chicago gospel scene in the 1960s but soon moved to the blues. As a guitarist, songwriter,

Get your master’s degree in Southern Studies

The University of Mississippi had the first MA program in Southern Studies, with the first students entering the program in 1986. The Southern Studies graduate program is a two-year interdisciplinary program, with faculty in literature, history, sociology, anthropology, music, foodways, religion, documentary studies, and other fields. Set in the Center for the Study of Southern