Join us Thursday, October 18 at 6 pm at the Lyric Oxford (1006 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS 38655). FREE admission. Doors: 5:30 pm. Plenty of seating; cash bar.
Guests: Songwriter, author and former Ole Miss quarterback Jim Weatherly (“Midnight Train”) and singer songwriter Taylor Hunnicutt (“Flower in a Drought”).
Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers
Radio: WUMS 92.1 FM (Oxford)
Jim Weatherly is the author of Midnight Train, a memoir of his life in sports and show business. Weatherly has been writing songs for almost 50 years, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014. His best-known composition is “Midnight Train to Georgia” recorded by Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Weatherly, a native of Pontotoc, MS played for legendary Ole Miss Coach Johnny Vaught as an All-Southeastern Conference quarterback and honorable mention All-American on the 1964 team. He was also a member of the only unbeaten and untied national championship squad in University of Mississippi history in 1962 – a team that captured the SEC championship that year and again in 1963.
Taylor Hunnicutt is a singer/songwriter based in Birmingham, Alabama. With roots in blues, soul, country and Americana, Taylor’s performances cross genre lines and give audiences a unique and authentic storytelling experience. Her latest release is the EP, Flower in a Drought.