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Published on April 9th, 2020 | by Newt Rayburn


CHECK IT OUT #6: Oxford, Mississippi Musicians are sharing really cool Live Music Videos during the CoronaVirus Shutdown

This article is the sixth 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 week or so. Watch the other performances here: Check It Out #1, Check It Out #2, Check It Out #3, Check It Out #4, and Check It Out #5.

Randy Weeks

The Local Voice columnist Randy Weeks went to school at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, for a master’s in church music. He spent ten years with that career before becoming a licensed professional therapist and writer. Here he is during the coronavirus shutdown playing a rather sad tune. To be honest, I think Randy is one of the best songwriters in Oxford.

Tate Moore

Tate Moore, owner of Square Pizza and lead singer of Kudzu Kings, has been posting so many live music videos online, it’s been hard to keep up. Here he is on his porch with his acoustic guitar.

Max Hipp

Max Hipp has played in many great bands over the years, including Tyler Keith & The Apostles, Kill the Ego, E*Meters, The Cooters, and more. Here he is singing his favorite song about isolation, David Bowie‘s “Space Oddity”.

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Bill Perry, Jr.

Jazz pianist aficionado Bill Perry has also been posting a slew of live videos, including this late night impromptu jam session from April 6.

Will Griffith & The Great Dying

Will Griffith has been posting quite a few songs on his Instagram page lately, including this cover of “Angel from Montgomery” by the late, great John Prine (Rest in Peace).

Silas Reed

Everybody loves Silas Reed and he is giving a live concert on Facebook Thursday, April 2.

Damein Wash

Damein Wash has posted over 25 classic piano pieces now to Facebook. I’m probably going to have to make a page of just Damein’s songs! Here he is on April 8 with “Fisher‘s Hornpipe, Matrosentanz (Sailor‘s Dance) – T. Cottrau (c. 1850)”.

Zechariah Tillotson

Zach Tillotson has been playing live music for years in the Oxford area and now he’s playing live on the Facebook, too, in a effort to raise money to record a new record.

Please holler at me and let me know about local musicians who are posting live to Facebook! I can’t be online all the time and will probably miss it if you don’t let me know. My email is newt@thelocalvoice.net and I’m also on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram @NewtRayburn

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About the Author

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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