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terminal wine…

NYC madness for 9 days this past week, makes me a slacker on posts! Playing catch up here… THE only music outing I made while I was there (shocking, I know) was Iron & Wine. My buddies Elliot and Stuart play in the horn section, they played at Terminal 5 both Wednesday and Thursday nights. I made the Thursday show! I love this venue and the show was pretty great as well… playing a second night same gig sometimes I assume the band will be so over it….you definitely couldn’t tell it if they were.

sam me elliot. my horn blowing buddies, Elliot and Stuart here.


no cash.

8 years ago today, we lost this one. He was 71.

fifes and goats, Oh MY!

Oh, the things I miss back home in Mississippi! This weekend  marks the annual Otha Turner Picnic at his family’s place in Senatobia, MS.  Mississippi born and raised Otha Turner was one of the only last known American fife and drum blues guys, starting at age 16 with a fife made out of rivercanes. He started a tradition back in the 50’s at his home where he would kill, butcher and cook a goat in an iron kettle, while his band played for entertainment in the backyard. Hence, his first solo album name “Everybody Hollerin’ Goat”! Otha passed away at age 94 in 2003, but the picnic tradition has been kept alive by his family and friends. I was fortunate enough to attend one way back, when the crowds were small and the hype was low. Now a days,  it’s a packed back yard with new and old blues fans and photographers abroad. Fun part is, you never know who will show up and play. Bobby Rush appeared the year I was there and played several songs. Otha’s granddaughter, Sharde, has been following in Otha’s footsteps since a tiny little thing.. playing and touring with her own drum and fife band and of course, is the highlight of the picnic!  I know they are the highlight of the North MS Hill Country Picnic every year for me!

Also, a fun lil fact……Otha once made an appearance on “Mr.Rogers’ Neighborhood” back in the 70’s, where MS guitarist extraordinaire  Luther Dickinson (North MS Allstars and Black Crowes) saw him and became first interested in music! ha! love that! Otha also has a tune in the movie Gangs Of New York.

Love this video of young Sharde playing Fife with her granddad at his place… great video.. gives you an idea of what the picnic is like too!

AND this is the video I took this year at the North MS Hill Country Picnic of all grown up Sharde and her band.. Rising Star and Fife Band!!

These are some pics I have from when Haisten and I went to the picnic about 7 years ago.. had tons more, but can’t find them. ugh. Haisten ended up on the flat-bed trailer dancing back up to Bobby Rush! priceless.

Bobby Rush.

Haisten met so many friends, we ended up having this little Burnside home with us for the weekend! 

Cussin’ in NYC.

Well, wouldn’t you know that I arrived in NYC on Friday night just in time to see my friends band from Savannah, Cusses, play in the city! LIT lounge in the East Village was home base to a packed house of some pretty excited Savannah folks… either in town ironically (like myself) or implanted from Savannah! Of course, nothing new to these guys, they pack out a house on any given night they play in Savannah. It was kinda nice to step out of a cab in NYC and see all familiar faces standing around! Show was a wee bit hot, but lead rocker Miss Angel Bond didn’t let the heat distract her always amazing stage performance and vocals! Their first album is currently being recorded and will be gracing our presence soon!

Whig Country.

Brooklyn boys Country Mice along with Atlanta, GA band Trances Arc (Julian’s brother) opened for Athens, GA based trio The Whigs last night at the JINX! Woooo, action packed Athens bands all weekend!        wearecountrymice


Kurt and Julian peddling some merch! 

Parker and Kurt.


Jen drove in from Macon for it!!!

The Glands…

Athens, GA based band, The Glands rolled in to town on Friday night to play a Savannah Stopover sponsored show at the Wormhole. They will also be playing the re-opening of the newly built Georgia Theatre on Monday!

Some pre-show shrimp and fun with Beth and Kenny’s Giraffe. Mr. Brett Falcon shot this of the guys….. “new band photo”!

Brett Falcon.

Brett and Ross.

picnicin good time….

What a day at Foxfire Ranch Saturday, what a very HOT and sweaty day!!! Fun times were had! Much appreciation and thanks to Kenny and Sara for pulling  off  yet another successful picnic!!!!!

Amazing video I captured: T Model dancing and singing to Cedric Burnside.. who’s playing one of my favorite R.L. songs!

“How bout that ride in”…thanks for that one too Kenny!

Cedric Burnside.

T Model dancing up front to smile ever!!

with Stud and Scooter.

T Model modeling my Viktor&Rolf hat!!! 🙂

Mr. MC Jim Dees… I like to call him Jimmy Deezy.

Robert Belfour.

Miss Annie herself.

Cedric and T Model.

DuWayne Burnside Project.

Rising Star Fife and Drum Band… (Otha Turners granddaughter) My favorite of the festival every year!

Kenny Brown.

Jimbo Mathus.