This article is the tenth in a series of posts about musicians from Oxford, Mississippi who are continuing to play live and during the 2020 CoronaVirus Shutdown. The artists in this article all used to live in Oxford but are now living somewhere else. All performances were recorded within the last week or so.
Today we are featuring the musicians Cary Hudson, Barrett O’Donnell, Keith Sanders, Bo Adams, and Jeff Callaway.
Barrett O’Donnell is a bass player who lived in Oxford many years ago. His band Elemovents was featured on the cover of The Local Voice in 2011, but he moved to Austin, Texas the following year. Here he is stuck at home, playing “Glad” by The Woods Brothers on his upright bass.
Jazzy Jeff Callaway is back with a new video and on this one he’s playing the instrument he’s famous for… the trombone! He’s getting really creative with his videos, too. It looks and feels more like an old school television show. Check out his medley of 1970s movie themes! Awesome.
Keith Sanders took advantage of nice weather in Austin, Texas to post a series of live music videos from his porch and house. It’s always great to hear Keith’s terrific voice that was featured on American Idol back in the days when he lived in Oxford!
Bo Adams grew up in Oxford and later moved to Destin, Florida. These days he lives in Memphis, Tennessee. Here he is playing a full concert on his front porch in the Bluff City!
Cary Hudson lived in Oxford for many, many years in the 80s and 90s. He fronted the rock band The Hilltops with John and Laurie Stirratt (John later joined Uncle Tupelo and Wilco). After The Hilltops broke up, Laurie and Cary formed Blue Mountain and were one of Oxford’s most successful bands of all time. Cary is a Mississippi music treasure and now he is posting live videos online. I never knew he played piano until recently!
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