Thursday, April 13 at 6 pm at Off Square Books (129 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655) featuring multi-instrumentalist Will Kimbrough, author Holly Tucker and Oxford rock band, Teardrop City. FREE admission.
Hosts: Jim Dees and Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers
Radio: WUMS 92.1 FM (Oxford)
Audiences know multi-instrumentalist Will Kimbrough from his solo work and from his accompanying such acts as Jimmy Buffett, Rodney Crowell and Todd Snider. Recently he has performed as a member of Gulf Coast “super group,” Willie Sugarcapps. Kimbrough’s latest solo CD is Sideshow Love. Willie Sugarcapps’s latest CD is Paradise Right Here. In March, Kimbrough and singer-songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer will tour the Netherlands and the UK in support of their new CD, Mockingbird Soul. Kimbrough lives in Nashville.
Teardrop City, based in Oxford, recently made their New Orleans debut at the House of Blues. The group features guitarists Tyler Keith, George Sheldon, and Laurie Stirratt with drummer, Wallace Lester. Sheldon and Stirratt formerly played together in Blue Mountain. Keith, Stirratt and Sheldon have played together in various configurations for over 20 years. Drummer Wallace Lester, of Thacker’s Yalobushwhackers, honed his percussive chops in New Orleans. The band explores their love of country, 60’s rock, and blues.
Author Holly Tucker’s latest book is City of Light, City of Poison – Murder, Magic and the First Police Chief of Paris (Norton), a riveting true crime narrative from the 1600s detailing the network of witches, poisoners and priests in the secret underground of Paris. Tucker is a professor in the Department of French and Italian as well is in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution, which was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. She lives in Nashville and in Aix-en-Provence, France.