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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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Bridging Soul and Rock

Like "Boys & Girls," it took a few times listening to "Sound & Color" for me to like it, but it's now one of my favorites. The record shows how ...

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Band of the Day: Naught

Whether it's the inherent volume, distortion or darker tones, heavy-metal music isn't for everyone. The members of Jackson's Naught have seen those elements turn listeners away in their former projects ...

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Shelly Fairchild: Timeline of Your Life

Singer Shelly Fairchild has a successful music career in Nashville, due in part to her Mississippi upbringing.

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Willie Sugarcapps

Since joining forces three years ago, Americana super-band Willie Sugarcapps has taken on a life of its own for its prestigious members—vocalist and guitarist Grayson Capps, multi-instrumentalist Will Kimbrough, guitarist ...

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Bronwynne Brent: Always Reaching

Bronwynne Brent has deep ties to the Mississippi Delta, but her music goes beyond the region's famous blues sounds, pulling together multiple strands of American roots music.

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Thirty-Five Years of Attaché

The students of Clinton High School's Attache show choir quietly take their places on the multi-tiered stage of the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla. It's March 14, 2015, and ...

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Gratis Rockers

Osid Riley helps manage Comic Commander in Ridgeland and assists in various capacities at Martin's Lounge, which happens to be the site of his latest venture: Free the Local Music.

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Following the Bass and Blues

As a female bassist, Nellie McInnis, known to fans of her music as Nellie Mack, gained extra attention while on a tour with a band called Sonic Funk, Inc., but ...

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Get Behind The Mule

Southern-rock jam band Gov't Mule has been a staple of the American live-music scene since forming in the early '90s, playing more than 100 shows a year.

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Jumpstarting Mississippi Jazz

When Jackson bassist Raphael Semmes and Tripp Douglas, who is the owner of Fusion Coffeehouse (1111 Highland Colony Pkwy., Suite A, Ridgeland), created the Fusion Jazz Series 10 years ago, ...


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