Join us Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 pm at the Lyric Oxford (1006 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS 38655). FREE admission.
Doors: 5:30. Cash bar; plenty of seating!
Guests: Author (and former Oxford resident) Jimmy Cajoleas and musical guests, The Red Clay Strays and The Memphis Ukulele Band
Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers
Radio: WUMS 92.1 FM (Oxford)
Broadcast on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 pm (CT) http://www.mpbonline.org/
Broadcast on Alabama Public Broadcasting (APR) Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 pm (CT) http://www.apr.org/#stream/0
Jimmy Cajoleas is the author of The Good Demon (Amulet Books), a YA (Young Adult) mystery novel described as “True Detective meets The Exorcist.” Young Clare has been miserable since her exorcism. The preacher that rid her of evil didn’t understand that her demon—simply known as Her—was like a sister to Clare. Clare goes on an adventure through the dark underbelly of her small Southern town in search of Her and discovers deep-seated occult roots.
Cajoleas grew up in Jackson, Mississippi and earned his MFA from the University of Mississippi. He now lives in Brooklyn.
The Red Clay Strays are Brandon Coleman (lead vocals, guitar); Drew Nix (back vocals, rhythm guitar); Zach Rischel (lead guitar); Andrew Bishop (bass); John Hall (drums). The Mobile, AL-based band delivers solid, highly energized performances mixing Southern rock, blues, country and soul with a hint of gospel. Their current release is an EP, Admiral Bean Sessions. The band has a full-length release forthcoming from Skate Mountain Records.
A uke-crazed five-piece, The Memphis Ukulele Band, applies their uke love to Memphis-flavored covers including “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” “Blue Bayou,” “Every Day I Have to Cry Some,” Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” and more. The band has captured their “Ukulele Soul” sound on their self-titled debut now available on Blue Barrel Records.