Hill Country Blues
In the mid-‘90s, the world discovered the power and distinctive sounds of North Mississippi Blues via the recordings of R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Otha Turner. These elder statesmen have all since passed, but their music lives on through their contemporaries, family members, and disciples.
Every Sunday afternoon (in Spring & Summer)come out and enjoy concerts which are deeply rooted in traditional North Mississippi Hill Country Blues stylistics. 1465 Old Oxford Road, Waterford (662) 801-7085 or (662) 801-2258
North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic- June 28-29,2013
The festival, now in the planning stages for the seventh year, has been a tremendous success since 2006. It was the brainchild of Potts Camp resident Kenny Brown who has witnessed first-hand the world-wide appeal and influence of Hill Country Blues through his long tenure with R.L. Burnside. The festival features artists with close ties to North Mississippi Hill Country Blues. The festival lineup includes all of the major contemporary artists with direct ties to R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Otha Turner. The festival takes place in Marshall County on a 128 acre site in the rolling hills of Waterford, MS. The two day festival runs until midnight both days. Local vendors offer typical North Mississippi cuisine including barbeque, catfish, and watermelon. The seventh annual North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic will be held June 28-29, 2013 featuring live music each day, starting at 4:00pm on Friday and 10:00am on Saturday. In addition to the festival, there will also be a five hour workshop early in the day on June 28th which will feature hands on instruction by Festival artists.
Mississippi Blues Trail Makers
The Mississippi Blues Trail markers tell stories through words and images of legendary blues men and women, the places where they lived, the times in which they existed, and the influences that inspired their timeless music. The sites run the gamut from city streets to cotton fields, train depots to cemeteries, and clubs to churches. Only one marker can be found in Holly Springs at this time. The marker honors Hill Country Blues greats R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. It is located on the historic square at the corner of College Avenue and North Center Street near Akei Pro’s Record Shop. Future markers to be placed in the county are as follows:
The Myers Brothers- Byhalia
Rufus Thomas- Cayce
Johnson Brothers/ Rust College- Holly Springs