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Published on May 14th, 2012 | by Newt Rayburn


Water Valley’s acoustic venue presents its final spring show May 17

Water Valley’s acoustic venue presents
its final spring show May 17

Music series wraps up its season with
The Lisa Harrison Trio and The Webbs

Water Valley, Miss. (FL) – On Thursday, May 17th, Water Valley’s only strictly acoustic music venue, Fiddler’s Loft, presents its final show of the spring season. After five previous shows jam packed with talented singers, players, and songwriters from all over North Mississippi, Fiddler’s Loft will close and reopen in the fall when the cool weather returns. This week’s show features The Lisa Harrison Trio and The Webbs.  Oxford music fans know Lisa Harrison from her years with the Big Truck Theater’s house band The Hot Dangs, as an auxiliary member of Love Cannon, and as the face and voice of everyone’s favorite swinging holiday ensemble The Yes Virginias. For venues like Fiddler’s Loft, Harrison performs in an acoustic trio format with guitarists Kevin Guyer and Luke Fisher, delivering a wide variety of songs from classic country to soul.

The Webbs — Doug and Rhonda Webb — are the owners of Fiddlin’ Rooster Farm and they are also experts at old time music.  With Rhonda’s sweet voice and Doug powerful holler, the Webbs use banjo, fiddle, and guitar to inject old time folk tunes with the kind of energy that once propelled barn dances and festivals in days past. The Webbs’ appearance at Fiddler’s Loft is long overdue as a result of Rhonda suffering a broken wrist just before the venue opened.

In addition to the two main acts featured each week, Fiddler’s Loft shows include a couple of short guest spots for special friends and talented amateurs.  Shows run from 7:00 to 9:30 PM in the fancied up loft of the barn at Fiddlin’ Rooster Farm just off highway 32 in Water Valley. A minimal cover charge supports the musicians, with coffee, tea, soft drinks and fine desserts available for purchase.

The owner’s of Fiddler’s Loft would like to thank all the musicians and music fans who’ve made this such as special season. Support for a comfortable, early evening, acoustic music performance space in Water Valley has been impressive, giving every reason to expect Fiddler’s Loft to continue in the fall.

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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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