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Published on April 25th, 2012 | by TLV News


Fiddler’s Loft in Water Valley – New Acoustic Music Venue

Water Valley’s New Acoustic Venue

Draws Songwriters From Far & Wide

Fiddlin’ Rooster Farm’s music series continues
with Jim Ellis and Alanna Mosley

Water Valley, MS  – On Thursday, April 26th, Water Valley’s new acoustic music venue Fiddler’s Loft presents its third show of the season. While last week’s show featured performances by local favorites Love Cannon and Water Valley’s own Jake Fussell, this week’s show pulls in songwriters Jim Ellis from Senatobia and Alanna Mosley from Carrollton.  Jim Ellis is well known to fans of Mississippi Delta music as a solid songwriter and soulful singer. His heartfelt country-soul and country-blues based songs recall the finest songwriters of a bygone era such as Dan Penn, Otis Redding, Tom T. Hall, and Leon Russell. Alanna Mosely on the other hand, plays more contemporary songs with echoes of the rock, folk, blues, country that she grew up on– all delivered with her strong sweet voice.  Her reputation as a songwriter and performer recently scored her a slot at Nashville’s prestigious Bluebird Café.

The Fiddler’s Loft format is unusual in that it features established acts (two each week) as well as short guest spots for talented amateurs. Last week’s show included a great set from Taylor Grocery owner Lynn Hewlitt, who while singing and entertaining the crowd jokingly described his performance by saying “These other people playing tonight are professionals. You want to talk about my music career….you’re looking at it right here.”

Shows run from 7:00 to 9:30 PM, giving audiences the chance to take in an entire show and still get home early. A minimal cover charge supports the musicians, and good coffee, soft drinks and fine desserts are available for purchase. This Thursday evening concert series takes place in the spruced up loft of the barn at Fiddlin’ Rooster Farm, giving audiences an up close, comfortable atmosphere in which to appreciate fine songwriters and performers and relax with friends over coffee and dessert. The crowds so far have demonstrated great support for the idea of a listening room like this in Water Valley.

LINKS:   Fiddler’s LoftJim EllisAlanna Mosley

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The Local Voice is a bimonthly entertainment guide and newspaper based in Oxford, Mississippi, covering and distributed in North Central Mississippi, including Oxford, Ole Miss, Taylor, Abbeville, Water Valley, Lafayette County, Yalobusha County, and parts of Panola County, Marshall County, and Tupelo . The Local Voice is distributed free to over 255 locations in North Mississippi and also available as a full color PDF download worldwide on the internet.

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