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Published on March 23rd, 2020 | by Newt Rayburn

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CHECK IT OUT #4: Oxford, Mississippi Musicians are sharing really cool Live Music Videos during the CoronaVirus Shutdown

This article is the fourth in a series of posts about musicians from Oxford, Mississippi who are continuing to play live and during the 2020 CoronaVirus Shutdown. All performances were recorded within the last 48 hours. Watch the other performances here: Check It Out #1, Check It Out #2, and Check I Out #3.

Will Griffith & The Great Dying

Will Griffith has been making beautiful Americana Music in Oxford, Mississippi for some time now. The Local Voice featured Will on our 2016 TLV TV web series, which you can view here and here.

You may not recognize him now; he usually has a big, beautiful beard.

However as he says, “Every ten years or so I’ll shave to the bone to surprise my mom. Hope everyone is happy and having a safe weekend ❤️”

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Song for the Day Love all of You

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Rocket 88

Rocket 88 is Jamie & Rosamond Posey, with Nate Robbins on bass. They have been an Oxford music staple for many years now. We love them!

I am so happy to see Rocket 88 live online during these trying times. Here they are playing the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council‘s “Stay@Home Festival” on Sunday, March 22.

This is a full concert, so press play and clean the house… again!

Tyler Keith

Let’s hear it for Rocknroll!!!

Tyler Keith lives in Oxford, Mississippi and is associated with The Neckbones, The Preacher’s Kids, The Apostles, Kid Twist, and more.

Tyler is a local, state, and national music legend in many, many circles.

Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon is back with his beautiful harp. Light a candle and enjoy. This one is call “Planxty Irwin”.

If you know someone local who is posting live music online, please let me know so I can check it out and feature them. Unless you let me know, I may miss it. My email is newt@thelocalvoice.net and I’m also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @NewtRayburn

CHECK IT OUT #5: Oxford, Mississippi Musicians are sharing really cool Live Music Videos during the CoronaVirus Shutdown
CHECK IT OUT #3: Oxford, Mississippi Musicians are sharing really cool Live Music Videos during the CoronaVirus Shutdown

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About the Author

Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.



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