“The Great” Effie Burt plays at 7 pm on Thursday, October 6, 2022
Effie Burt, the sixth of twelve children, grew from a muted childhood into vocal womanhood within the borders of Lafayette County. Burt moved to Iowa to finish her education and would go on to earn a degree in police science. She worked at John Deere for 27 years, while also fighting civil rights violations in court time and time again. She eventually returned to Oxford to take care of her mother.
Now in her 60s, Burt is a renowned blues and jazz singer who has performed for notable officials and politicians—including President Barack Obama.