Double Decker Festival

Published on April 26th, 2017 | by Brittain Thompson


Double Decker Art Festival 2017 Friday, April 28 Music Lineup

Oxford’s Double Decker Festival always wows with its music lineup each year. In the past the festival has brought acts such as Lettuce and St. Paul & The Broken Bones. This year is no different and is sure to keep everyone young and old dancing all day. The stage will be located on North Lamar near Locals Restaurant.

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes (6 pm)
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes is the last living practitioner of the celebrated style of “Bentonia blues” made famous by Skip James and Jack Owens. In addition, Holmes operates what is arguably the oldest juke joint left in Mississippi, the Blue Front Café, and is the organizer of one of the longest-running festivals in the state—the Bentonia Blues Festival. Holmes’ latest CD is It Is What It Is. Holmes’ manager is Oxford resident and veteran blues promoter/photographer, Dick Waterman. —Thacker Mountain Radio

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour (7 pm)
Jim Dees and house band The Yalobushwackers will play host for the evening, featuring the music of Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and Muddy Magnolias, Thacker Mountain Radio Hour will be held on the Double Decker North Lamar Stage. The guest author will be Peter Cooper with his new book Johnny’s Cash & Charlie’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music. Cooper holds the position of Director for the Country Music Hall of Fame and is a senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music

Muddy Magnolias (8pm)
The music of Muddy Magnolias, live and on record, comes from a place where the Mississippi meets the A-Train by way of Nashville. Whether yours is the back porch or the front stoop, Spanish moss or window box garden, dusty country lane or crowded subway car, rural honky-tonk or uptown club, this is music that beckons. Muddy Magnolias are collaboration without boundaries, musical healing in a landscape of the heart, and all of us who treasure creative energy, honest art and the possibilities of love and unity, are better for their arrival. The Local Voice Ligature

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Brittain was an associate editor of The Local Voice from 2015-2018, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, Mississippi.

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