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Jason Isbell: Choosing the Right Details

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell has had a busy couple of years since he last played in Jackson in 2013.

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Finding the Lost Puppet Society

Jackson musician Eli Begitta is the sole member of Lost Puppet Society, an indie-electronica project that he admits started from being "the geeky computer kid with too much time on ...

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Holding out for The Hood Hippie

If you make something, Malcolm Morrow, creator of Jackson entertainment blog The Hood Hippie, wants to help you. No, really.

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The Bratton Sound

Bob Bratton went looking for a sound, but he ended up creating it himself. The Madison resident has been building custom guitar amplifiers for the past year, but has only ...

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Scott Albert Johnson

Writing, recording and distributing an album is never an expedient process. For Jackson vocalist, songwriter and harmonica player Scott Albert Johnson's latest record, "Going Somewhere," that was especially true.

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The Self-Made Songstress

How many people get to make a living doing what they love the most? The answer: Not enough. But singer-songwriter Elle Carpenter is one of them.

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Cruz Contreras

Cruz Contreras, lead vocalist for Knoxville, Tenn. Americana group The Black Lillies, has been a musician for as long as he can remember.

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Growing the Gospel Artist Showcase

When Percy Davis and his daughter, Parkisha Davis, started Nighthawk Productions in 2005, he hoped to bring gospel music back to the forefront in the city of Jackson and around ...

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TAUK: Beyond the Genre

New York-based instrumental band TAUK bridges gaps, whether in generations or genre.

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Adib Sabir

Adib Sabir has a different perspective on Jackson music, one gained from nearly half a century in the industry. Growing up in the golden age of Mississippi's blues and jazz ...

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A Closer Look at ‘Crossroads’

Brandon, Miss., singer-songwriter Tommy Ray and I have crossed paths on more than a few occasions, usually with me catching the tail end of his sets at Bonny Blair's Irish ...

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Joining the Ruckus

Nestled within Deville Plaza off Interstate 55 lies a new and little-known music venue that is ripe for discovery. Appropriately named The Hideaway, owner Pete Suthar opened the doors about ...

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The Streaming Landscape

When it comes to music-streaming services, I'm usually late to the party, and not fashionably so.

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Tunes of the Sun: Playlist Battle

Music can make everything better, even the heat of Mississippi summers. Here are some playlists from Assistant Editor Amber Helsel, Editorial Assistant Adria Walker and Music Editor Micah Smith, developed ...

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B.B. King Dead at Age 89

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late ...


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