Live from Off Square Books!

A pioneering female deputy sheriff, a teenage blues wunderkind, a New Orleans 'songbird' and country confessions from the land of Jimmie Rodgers

Live from Off Square Books October 4, 2018 at 6 pm

Join us Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6 pm at Off Square Books (129 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655). FREE admission.

Guests: Amy Stewart (“Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit”) with musical guests Julie Odell (“Strange Endangered Bird”), Erin Coburn (“Queen of Nothing”) and Meridian, MS-native John Paul Dove (“My Son, the Brawler”)

Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers

Radio: WUMS 92.1 FM (Oxford)


Air dates for Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) and Alabama Public Radio (APR):

Saturday, October 13 at 7pm (CT) MPB; 9 pm (CT) on APR



Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart is the author of Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) a novel based on the true story of one of America’s first female deputy sheriffs and her two rambunctious sisters.

Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author of ten books, including Girl Waits with Gun, the inaugural book in the Kopp sisters series. The three siblings’ adventures continue in Lady Cop Makes Trouble, and Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions.

Her popular nonfiction titles include The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential.

Stewart lives in Portland with her husband Scott Brown, a rare book dealer. They own an independent bookstore, Eureka Books, which is so independent it lives in California while they live in Oregon.

The entertaining Kopp Sisters books have recently been optioned for television by Amazon Studios.


Julie Odell

Julie Odell is a singer-songwriter from New Orleans. Her latest singles are “Cardinal Feather” and “Strange Endangered Bird.” Her previous album was I Put Treasures in My Pockets.

“The Ruston native’s sublime melodies — each note gripping the air around it — make surprise turns along her buoyant and versatile voice, floating above fingerpicked strings blowing around feathery reverb.” – Gambit Magazine

Following her Thacker appearance, Odell will embark on a 12-city tour with our own Kate Teague. Catch them before they leave town: Proud Larry’s Thursday, Oct. 4 (9 pm) and The End of All Music, Friday, Oct.5 (5 pm).

Erin Coburn

Erin Coburn is a 17-year-old blues songwriter, vocalist and guitarist (and electric ukulele player!) originally from Cincinnati, OH. Her albums include Chaos Before Conformity and Queen of Nothing. In addition to her professional music career, Coburn is an amateur boxer.

NOTE: Erin Coburn and her band will perform at the King Biscuit  Blues Festival on the banks of the Mississippi River in Helena, Ark., on Friday, Oct. 5  4:00- 5:10 pm on the Main Stage.

John Paul Dove

John Paul Dove is a singer-songwriter from Meridian, MS. His debut solo EP, My Son, the Brawler (Blue Sky Studios) is a vivid look into the struggles of addiction, infidelity, depression, loneliness, and the fight for redemption.

Check out the show!