This article is the eighth 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.
Today we are featuring local musicians Jimbo Mathus, Rosamond & Jamie Posey, Damien Wash & Makk McLeod, Daniel Roebuck, Silas Reed, and Tate Moore.
Jimbo Mathus is a world renowned musician. He grew up in Corinth, Mississippi, but made a name for himself in the 1990s with the 1920s retro band, Squirrel Nut Zippers. Sometime back, he moved to Taylor, Mississippi and set up shop in a cabin. Ah, who am I kidding… y’all already know this! And if you don’t, please enjoy this wonderful concert by the amazing Jimbo Mathus.
Rosamond & Jamie Posey
The Poseys are famously the couple and driving force behind Oxford’s long running Americana Rocknroll band, Rocket 88. Here they are giving a beautiful performance for Easter, direct from their house to yours!
Damein Wash & Makk McLeod
All of Damein‘s videos up to now have been solo classical piano pieces. But after 29 videos, he has expanded to include a collaboration with Makk McLeod. Damein’s voice is absolutely beautiful and you’ll love this song for Easter, “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross”.
Daniel Roebuck has been posting some really great concerts lately!
Before this Coronavirus Shutdown, I wasn’t familiar with him. Now, I have to say, he is a favorite to watch and listen to, as I piddle around my house these days. This video is great if you have children, too.
Let’s face it: Silas Reed lights up a room as soon as he starts to play. The Coronavirus Shutdown can’t stop him!
Tate Moore is clearly one of the most proficient musicians in Oxford. He streams often to Facebook and every video is a joy to watch. I’m sure he’d rather his business Square Pizza be open at the moment, but he’s definitely making the most of the situation.
I’ve got to include another Damein Wash video, just because he’s doing something so different than anyone else. This is another German piano song, most likely from the mid-1800s but not published until 1924. (Correct me if I’m wrong, Damein).
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