Published on July 22nd, 2013 | by Newt Rayburn

TLV Video: Wiley & The Checkmates Celebrate the Life of J.D.Mark

Wiley & The Checkmates celebrate the life of local guitarist J.D. Mark who passed away July 11, 2013. This video was shot at The Blind Pig in Oxford, Mississippi on Saturday, July 20, 2013 by Newt Rayburn of The Local Voice.

For more information on J.D. Mark please visit these pages dedicated to him on TheLocalVoice.net and

Wiley & The Checkmates: Herbert Wiley (vocals), Matty Crockett (congas, shakers), Matt Patton (bass), Anthony “Amp” Wortham (drums), with Jake Fussell (guitar), Marc Franklin (trumpet), and Tom Link (saxophone).

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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.

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