Colombian artist inspired by the beat of rural dance music of north Mississippi, the Hill Country Blues along with a self-discovered sense of spirituality in Blues music, creates a unique sound that blends his backgrounds in African & Latin American music with some Rock n’ Roll, incites you to party and the dancing ritual. Considered the Hill Country Blues Pioneer in Latin America.
After his third and successful record “RAISE THE FIRE AMERICA” as ‘Power Blues Duo’ that showed a strong connection between the rhythm and melody, inspired by the north Mississippi hill Country Blues Duos, the Drums and Fife and some kind of fusions of Afro and Latino American rhythms, now he brings the new album "Del Otún & el Mississippi" featuring the legendary R.L. Boyce.
He has experienced and lived the Blues & Rock’nRoll right where it was born, playing with local legends in Juke Joints and Backyard Blues Parties in North Mississippi. Carlos Elliot Jr. is a 2-piece band, they live in Pereira (Colombia) and keep touring in the North and South America scene. Pure dancing Blues & Rock'nRoll!
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RL Boyce is a blues musician from Como, Mississippi. Born in 1955, he picked up music as a teenager, starting out as a drummer in the local fife-and-drum bands of Otha Turner and Napolian Strickland, and later with Jessie Mae Hemphill as heard on her classic "Feelin' Good" album. He is also a singer and guitarist, inspired by his neighbors RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, as well as the records of John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf. Boyce developed an individual style that draws upon songs from the local repertoire and interprets them with a considerable degree of enthusiasm and spontaneity. Though his recorded output is slim, Boyce's renown has grown over the years and his performances at his frequent house/yard parties attract friends, neighbors, and visitors from around the world.
Clawhammer is two guys from Mississippi, who along with several talented contributing musicians, have come together to create a musical legacy that will live for 1,000 years. Clawhammer is the standard by which all other music is judged.
Most of her art evokes a musical theme in some way. Music and Art have always been with her in one form or another, ready to tune in at any moment and play upon her page or palette to express itself through various mediums. She incorporates musical elements into her paintings, adding texture and an authentic feel to each piece - like real strings, picks and sheet music. Each work of art is a song telling a story with a melody you will soon not forget... Gena now lives in Madison, Mississippi, painting her works of art with her brush and her voice throughout Jackson and surrounding areas. You can contact her and see her art at her website www.thecreativethumb.com.
Jeff Fagan Jr. is a southern born singer/songwriter/musician with a rocking right rhythm hand! Jeff has a extreme passion for singing/writing melodies fused with lyrical truth! A crowd pleaser and favorite among the locals in Birmingham, AL, Vicksburg, Jackson and Hattiesburg, MS. Jeff is quickly making a name for himself. Jeff has written over 30 originals and is currently in the studio recording his first EP. Jeff's followers "FAGANATORS" have already become huge fans of two ofhis well known originals "Back Road Friday Night" and "Starlight Mississippi."
Raised in South Mississippi, Wes, Chase, Bobby, Andrew, and Cyle learned from an early age the roots of their music.
Having performed together for more than 5 years, the 5 piece is continually performing around the region . They are graced by fans and audiences, making them ever mindful of the power of influence through music and their path. And, while devoted and driven by their love for Jesus Christ, all of their inspiration comes straight from God.
Jon and Angela are a Mississippi based country duo living in the heart of the Delta. Jon and Angela met while in college and quickly discovered they shared a love for music. They were born in two different worlds, Jon from the cotton country of the Mississippi Delta, and Angela from the tobacco fields of Kentucky. The couple were married in June of 2013 and decided to pursue their dreams of playing their own music for all to hear. Together they make a great mix of country, bluegrass, and a little rock and roll. Jon and Angela are truly country as you can tell with their dynamic stage presence and amazing harmonies. When you see these two, you are looking at country.
The Devil Music Co. is a rock and roll experiment dedicated to creating honest and heartfelt music in the heart of South Mississippi. We grew up playing "that devil music" in local punk and hardcore bands, giving us a passion for alternative music in a region of the country that often despises it. Both the defeats and victories we've experienced as the Devil Music have made one thing abundantly clear: we want to make music. So that is what we're going to do.
Alan Jones is a rebel with a cause! Raised on a farm in Inverness, MS, he fell in love with music at a very young age and never looked back. His uniquely varied sound is a soulful slurry of classic rock and the blues with just a dash of funk! Determined to defy convention, Alan is making music that pushes the envelope.
We couldn't be more proud of the Mississippi Youth Chamber Orchestra and participating Mississippi Bands and Artists. With stellar performances from all, the state of Mississippi was a tremendous contributor to this year's award show. Supplying four performing groups, one of which being AMG's 2015 Best New Artist Recipient, Flirting With Sincerity, MS was sure to leave it's mark.
A very special thanks to all that were involved, especially the parents of the youth, David L. Cook and the Artist's Music Guild. Opportunities like this would not be possible without everyone's continued contributions and support.
Stay tuned for more details about the trip including the Youth's surprise mall performances, a visit to CERA (Carolina Equine Rescue Association) and snapshots from the big event!
Exciting times are quickly approaching as the MS Youth Chamber Orchestra makes final preparations for travel to the 2015 Heritage Awards. They Youth will be performing multiple times through this weekend, and will be in the pit for the main awards show. The event is being filmed for PBS. Accompanying and co-representing Mississippi will be multiple artists and bands including Greg Dillard, Aaron Coker and Flirting With Sincerity. The Youth Chamber Orchestra will be leaving Thursday, November 12th and returning the 15th.
From Senatobia, MS, Wilson Harris has secured a noteworthy musical presence throughout the Mid-South. Wilson Harris started playing music in 2003, at the age of fourteen. His spent his early days playing with numerous groups, starting with the Celebration Praise Team in 2004. In 2007, he was featured as the musical guest on Fox 13's "United Methodist Hour", performing an original song.
He has shared the stage with Burnside Exploration, Cory Branan, George Mcconnell (ofWidespread Panic), Jimbo Mathus (of Squirrel Nut Zippers), Cowboy Mouth, John Anderson, The Eisenhaur Band. Richard Johnston, Jamison Land (of Gwar) , Casey Moore. (of Leland), Marlee Scott, Grace Askew, Mojoflo, RT Scott Band, the Kudzu Kings, The Dirt Brothers, Kenny Brown, KC Johns, Duwayne Burnside, The Dammit Boys, Spunk Monkeys, Deadfall Rd., Woodstomp and so many more.
You can find Wilson rocking out with Bonfire Orchestra across the Southeast 3-4 nights a week. You can friend them on Facebook and go see an amazing rock show! Between gigs you will find Wilson writing his hauntingly emotive songs, aptly strumming his guitar and maybe even quoting William Butler Yeats.
The Bonfire Orchestra, will have the honor and privilege of opening for Oscar-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton's band, The Boxmasters, on August 29th at Crossroads Arena in Corinth, MS, Thornton and his group are on a nation-wide tour supporting their new LP "Somewhere Down the Road".
Get to know Wilson Harris!
November 14th, 2015 - Mississippi Youth Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the 2015 Heritage Awards in North Carolina. Also participating, Mississippi Music Award Winners Aaron Coker and Sam Mooney.