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Duwayne Burnside Brings The Hill Country To Railgarten

Railgarten, in the Midtown neighborhood of Memphis, is the Bluff City’s most Austinish night club, featuring indoor and outdoor stages and seating, as well as …

Preserving The Black Fife and Drum Culture in Coldwater

For 73 years, people in North Mississippi have been going to the Goat Picnic for goat sandwiches, music, dancing, and one of the rarest and …

A Day of Gospel Music in West Tennessee at Mason’s Zodiac Park

Black baseball fields were tremendously important in rural Black communities into the early 1970s. Every community had baseball teams and softball teams, but the ballfields …

Celebrating the Blues Culture of Brownsville and the Memory of Tina Turner

The death of soul and pop icon Tina Turner, who was a Haywood County, Tennessee native, hung heavy over this year’s Exit 56 Blues Festival …

Garry Burnside Organizes A Big Day For The Hill Country in Ripley, Mississippi

Bluesman Garry Burnside, like his brother Duwayne, grew up in the rural areas near Independence, Mississippi, between the larger towns of coldwater and Holly Springs, …

A Recollection of Memphis’ Black Majorette and Drummer Tradition

Black majorettes and majorette drummers were a unique part of the culture of Memphis’ Black neighborhoods from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. Most …

Clarksdale Celebrates The Blues And The Juke Joint Culture That Gave It Birth

Most people throw themselves a party on their birthday, but Cat Head Delta Blues owner Roger Stolle throws one for his whole adopted hometown on …