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Andrea Staten

Andrea Staten

Andrea Staten is a Mississippi native who immersed herself in Hill Country Blues after moving to Oxford and attending the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic guitar workshop. Andrea is known as a rhythm guitarist who has performed with Garry Burnside, Kenny Brown, Duwayne Burnside, among others. She has more recently embarked on a solo career as well, singing and playing…

Mizz Lowe

Mizz Lowe

Compliment of https://www.mizzlowe.com/bio Mizz Lowe was born Loretta Harris in Holmes County, Mississippi. Growing up in Greenwood, Mississippi, Mizz Lowe grew up singing in her church and school.  Mizz Lowe was very active in her school, singing, a member of the school band (playing the flute), on the dance team and a majorette.  Mizz Lowe remembers walking through the house…

Wendy Jean Garrison

Wendy Jean Garrison

Wendy Jean Garrison “msslideguitar” of Oxford, respects the blues, honors the lessons learned in a year-long apprenticeship with bluesman Bill Howl-N- Madd Perry, and has forged a style unique to her own life, through 25 years of performing in North Mississippi. She is profiled on the Mississippi Arts Commission website and is featured in the November 2021 Performance and the…

Hope for All

Hope for All

Welcome to “Hope for All,” a charitable organization committed to bringing hope and positive change to the lives of individuals in need. Our mission is to create a supportive and inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and overcome challenges. Programs and Initiatives: Shelter and Relief: We provide shelter, food, and essential supplies to those affected by homelessness,…

Empower for Tomorrow

Empower for Tomorrow

Welcome to “Empower for Tomorrow,” a charitable organization dedicated to creating a better future for underserved communities. Our mission is to uplift lives and provide opportunities for growth, education, and sustainable development. Programs and Initiatives: Join Us: We believe that together, we can make a difference. You can support our cause by volunteering your time, making donations, or spreading awareness…

Jesse Cotton Stone

Jesse Cotton Stone

Jesse Cotton Stone weaves together the stylistic threads of definitive regional traditions of Blues Music ranging from North Mississippi Hill Country Blues, Delta Blues, and Cotton Patch Soul Blues to the Urban Chicago Blues Roots of R&B, Soul, Funk, and Psychedelic Rock & Roll, bringing listeners through the doors of a Heart-Wrenching Boutique of Vintage-Toned American Blues Music with the relentless showmanship  of a True Entertainer He…

Peggy “Lady Trucker” Hemphill

Peggy “Lady Trucker” Hemphill

Compliments of King Biscuit Festival   Peggy Hemphill — known to her fans as “Lady Trucker” (and occasionally The Zydeco Queen of Mississippi) — grew up in a musical North Mississippi family that included her famous cousin Jessie Mae Hemphill. Lady Trucker has performed at numerous events including Clarksdale’s Women In Blues and Juke Joint Festival, Helena’s King Biscuit and…

Randy Ferguson

Randy Ferguson

Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer Randy Ferguson returns to perform and serve as Blues Host of this year’s Oxford Blues Festival. Randy grew up in West Tennessee, 100 miles from Memphis and 100 miles from Nashville in the 70’s so it’s only natural that his songs contain elements of Blues, Country, Rock, Gospel and Rockabilly. A Blues Legend, Johnny Winter fan since…

MS SlideGuitar & Friends

MS SlideGuitar & Friends

MS Slideguitar and friends: Wendy Jean Garrison “msslideguitar” of Oxford, respects the blues, honors the lessons learned in a year-long apprenticeship with bluesman Bill Howl-N- Madd Perry, and has forged a style unique to her own life, through 25 years of performing in North Mississippi. She is profiled on the Mississippi Arts Commission website and is featured in the November…

John Primer

John Primer

“THE REAL DEAL”. As the title of his critically acclaimed Atlantic Records CD suggests, two time Grammy Award Nominee and 2016 Blues Music Award Winner, John Primer is truly “The Real Deal.” At 8 years old, John borrowed his first guitar and started to strum. Before that he played a homemade guitar built on the wall of the house with…