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Published on February 18th, 2013 | by Newt Rayburn


Blue Mountain Announces Breakup

Unfortunately, one of Oxford, Mississippi‘s favorite bands, Blue Mountain, has announced they are parting ways this year. They have a few shows left before breaking up, including the 2013 Double Decker Festival. Bassist Laurie Stirratt posted this on Blue Mountain’s Facebook page on Monday:

“Dear fans and friends,
After careful consideration Cary and I have decided to part ways and pursue other projects. Blue Mountain has meant the world to both of us but it’s time for a change. Cary and I will always be friends and we mutually want whats best for each other. It’s been a wonderful experience and we are both grateful for the memories we have. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you for your support over the years. Nothing was ever possible without y’all.
We will be playing out the remainder of our shows scheduled (listed below) and hope you guys can make it out for one last hurrah. Our final show will be at Double Decker Festival in our beloved Oxford, MS, which will be a blast.
Thanks also to our families for their never ending support.
Laurie and Cary”

March 9th, Chickee Wah Wah, New Orleans, LA
March 23rd, Main Street Greenwood, Greenwood, MS 3PM-6PM
March 29th, Columbus Arts Council, acoustic show, Columbus, MS 7PM
March 30th, Thirsty Hippo, Hattiesburg, MS
April 26, Double Decker Festival, Oxford, MS
June 29, Hill Country Picnic, Marshall County, MS

Blue Mountain 2 by Brad Hodge-crop-600

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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in March of 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is a family man who also is a publisher, photographer, writer, musician, landlord, and Civil War enthusiast.

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