by Micah Smith
When Clinton native J.B. Lawrence moved back to Mississippi in 2014, he had two main goals: get out of journalism and get into music.
by Katie Gill
Becca Rosenthal's music career started with a song titled "Shoot Me in the Face," which she wrote as a junior in high school as a dare from a friend. While she has sung and played guitar almost her whole life, whether for her synagogue's Rock and Roll Shabbat band or just for summer-camp acoustic sessions, "Shoot Me in the Face" was her first composition. As it turned out, she had a knack for it, and that dare led to a lifelong pursuit.
The 10th annual Mississippi Blues Marathon is coming to downtown Jackson on Jan. 7, 2017. The Blues Marathon, which is the only marathon in Mississippi with live music playing during the race, got its start in 2008 with the support of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. The marathon raises money for the Blues Founding, which helps support local blues musicians.
by Julie Skipper
Igor Iwanek's Polish accent and training in traditional Western music aren't what one might expect for a teacher leading a workshop on Eastern practices of mindfulness. Yet, as he sits on the ground in an Indian tunic, playing his harmonium (an Indian portable organ) and leading students through exercises in chakra tuning and mantras, he is nothing if not at ease.
by Micah Smith
Over the past decade, Forest, Miss., native Chad Wesley has worked to build a brand that he hopes will evoke quality, creativity and hard work. It just so happens that both the brand and the product are Chad Wesley.
Even before moving to the Jackson metro area in 2005, Wesley knew he wanted to pursue a music career. To make the connections that he would need as a solo artist, he spent several years playing guitar for other acts, including alternative-rock artist and former TNA wrestler Goldy Locks, country act Santa Fe and cover band Full Moon Circus. Then, in 2011, he made the transition to frontman with the Chad Wesley Band.
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