The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation Present Songs and Stories Radio Show This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience. Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before. Time: 7:00 pm General Admission: Free Dates: Thursday, April 20 Thursday, May 18 Thursday, June 15 Thursday, July 20 Thursday, August 17 Thursday, September 14 (Week earlier due to festival) Thursday, October 19 Thursday, November 16 Thursday, December 21

Sugarcane Jane, the Alabama Gulf Coast-based husband and wife duo has amassed an extremely loyal following. Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford purvey what they proudly call “Organic Music at its Finest.” Rich, homegrown, and natural, their brand of Americana draws from a deep well of roots influences, interwoven with inflections of gospel, country, jazz, and rock. Listeners can expect mostly acoustic sounds, and some of the freshest-sounding vocal harmonies they will ever hear.  Both virtuosos in their own right, Anthony is a songwriter who plays acoustic guitar, mandolin, and a bass drum (which he plays while strumming his six-string) and Savana Lee deftly dances between rhythm guitar and snare drum. Multi-instrumentalist Anthony Crawford is known in most circles as a sideman to the stars. Over the course of the last 25 years, he has performed with Neil Young, Sonny James, Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Rosanne Cash, and Rodney Crowell, and has written / co-written songs recorded by Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam, Kenny Rogers, Pegi Young, Lee Greenwood, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to name a few. Yet, even with his history of working with heavyweights, Crawford feels Sugarcane Jane – his musical venture with multi-instrumentalist wife Savana Lee Crawford, is his life’s calling. Sugarcane Jane newest studio album, Dirt Road’s End – an album they conceived and co-produced with legendary Americana/Roots singer-songwriter Buzz Cason is some of their finest work to date. The album was released via Cason’s ArenA Recordings / eOne Entertainment on April 28, 2015. Recorded on analog two-inch tape on the classic Otari MTR-90 tape machine at Buzz Cason’s Creative Workshop in Nashville, this fast-paced, high-energy album traverses a range of moods and stories. “The release of this album is kind of like watching your baby grow up and move out of the house,” says Savana. “These songs are such a part of us and are the very essence of Sugarcane Jane.  We are so excited to see them reach a broader audience.” Day/Date: Saturday, August 19th Time: 7:00p.m. Price: Members: $15.00/ Non Members: $20.00

Join us for the 20th Anniversary of Thacker Mountain Once the show is over mingle with the cast and crew while enjoying the fabulous food from Bayview Gourmet Line Up: Author: Mary Miller Mary Miller grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the author of two collections of short stories, Big World (Short Flight/Long Drive Books, 2009), and Always Happy Hour (Liveright, 2017), as well as a novel, The Last Days of California (Liveright, 2014). Her stories have appeared in the Oxford American, New Stories from the South, McSweeney’s Quarterly, American Short Fiction, Mississippi Review, and many others. She is a former James A. Michener Fellow in Fiction at the University of Texas and John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at Ole Miss. She currently lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and is on faculty at the low-residency MFA program at Mississippi University for Women. Music: Blackwater Brass   Blackwater Brass is an Ocean Springs based 10 piece funk and jazz band. Blackwater Brass has been heavily influenced by New Orleans style funk mainstays like The Meters, Galactic, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band, but regularly drops in hints from many genres across the spectrum from gospel to EDM as well as a mix of fun pop covers throughout a performance. Music: Jamell Richardson  Mr. Jamell Richardson was born in Meridian, MS and raised in the small town of Butler, AL Jamell’s musical journey all started shortly after the day he was born. His Grandmother who was a church pastor carried him to church with her every chance she could. By the age of one  Jamell, was already being influenced by all the church musicians, with his grandmother taking notice to his interest in music she decided to buy him his first guitar. By age 11 he was already an active studio and church musician as well as a vocalist. With his inspiration spawning from being raised in the church, Jamell groomed his skills playing behind numerous gospel quartet groups, from Rance Allen, Paul Beasley, to Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp and a number of other well- known gospel acts. As he matured, Jamell began to expand his horizons by listening to B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Eric Johnson, and many more which lead to his growing interest in other genres especially the blues. By 2012 he was on the road touring and recording with the legendary Southern Soul Bluesman Mel Waiters. There is where he quickly began to shine being featured as Mel Waiters’ “Young Gun” and “Phenomenal Guitar Player” capturing every moment he was called on for his electric solos, he became a youtube sensation and one of the most memorable parts of the show.  Fall 2013 with Jamell’s music career taking off he also got introduced to acting, when he was cast as guitarist Jimmy Nolen in the upcoming movie “Get On Up,” (August 1, 2014 – Produced by Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer- Featuring, Chadwick Boseman, Dan Aykroyd, Jill Scott, Tika Sumpter, Craig Robinson, Nelsan Ellis) Not only did Jamell play James Brown’s long time friend and musician Jimmy Nolen, but he also worked as the movie’s guitar instructor and coach. He taught everyone from Top 10 Billboard recording artist Aloe Blacc to Keith Robinson (Dream Girls), and a number of other cast members from the film. So far in his short career as a musician he has had the opportunity to share the stage with legends such as Bobby Womack, Lenny Williams, Bobby Bland, Latimore, Al Green, Shirley Brown, Denise LaSalle, Millie Jackson, and many more blues legends. Performing on stage today, Jamell is known for his “B.B. King-like” facial expressions, Jimi Hendrix style guitar tricks, his strong soulful voice and his incredible stage presents.  When asked how he would describe himself to his fans he responded, “I am a hard-working, humble, and lovable musician. I have a strong passion for perfection. I love to joke around and make people laugh, but when it comes to music there is nothing I love more than entertaining my fans and sending them home knowing they got their moneys worth.” April 26, 2014 Jamell released his debut EP “Gulf Coast Blues Boy” which is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. With his unforgettable, diverse style, Jamell is truly a one-of-a-kind Performer. Day/Date: Saturday, August 26th Time: 7:00p.m. Reserved Seating: $20.00 ( Includes Performance and the after party at The Mary C. Food provided by Bay View Gourmet ) Sponsored by

The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation Present Songs and Stories Radio Show This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience. Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before. Day/Date: Thursday, September 14 (The show is a week earlier this month due to festival) Time: 7:00 pm General Admission: Free

Amanda Shaw Concert Amanda's musical story... At 24 years old, fiddle player and singer, Amanda Shaw is part of the new breed of young, roots-based musicians (i.e., Lumineers, Mumford, Ed Sharp, Old Crow Medicine Show, Alabama Shakes) who have embraced both traditional sounds and pop sounds of the mainstream. Her roots lie in Louisiana, mixing her classically trained violin playing with Cajun dancehall melodies and vocals that drip sweet cherry pie and southern girl grit.  Amanda counts Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Chrissie Hynde, and Bonnie Raitt as her primary influences. Not only for their strong vocals and powerful styles, but also because they broke new ground with their crossover success and successfully integrating the sound of their roots to the mainstream and this reflects in her own girl-powered sexy, sassiness of her live performances, her sharp witty lyrics and her fashion statements. Amanda has spent her youth implementing the same mission as her role models, becoming one of the leading Cajun fiddlers today. Her deep talent led to becoming one of the youngest headliners at music festivals not only throughout the world. Like many prolific artists, Amanda was engaged in music from a very early age becoming a classically trained violinist who--at the age of eight--became the youngest soloist with the Baton Rouge Symphony. As her talent matured, so did her taste in music. Her parents nurtured her musical foundation by immersing their daughter in every diverse style that the universally recognized epicenter of music, New Orleans, has to offer. “I love how I can go anywhere in New Orleans and here an electric Jazz rift coming from one corner, and then a traditional Creole tune on the other,” exclaims Shaw. The Delta Blues, Zydeco, Jazz, and Brass are just a sampling of Amanda’s musical influences. Shaw was in elementary school when she made her national television debut on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. Her first two self-released albums, Little Black Dog and I’m Not a Bubblegum Pop Princess, have consistently been among the top ten best sellers at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, where she has drawn record crowds every year since she was 10. Following roles in the Disney movies, Stuck in the Suburbs (2004) and Now You See It (2005). In 2008 Rounder Records released her critically acclaimed third album, Pretty Runs Out, made its debut with Billboard Magazine listing it as one of their “Best Bets". Then came a Big Easy Award for Best Female Entertainer and her feature role in the MacGillivray-Freeman’s IMAX film “Hurricane On The Bayou.”  Her last album, Good Southern Girl, was the first to capture her effervescent spirit of a live performance, and showcase her ability to expand her musical repertoire. This can be mostly attributed to the record’s Producer Trina Shoemaker, the first woman to win a Grammy for Best Engineered Album, which she earned for Sheryl Crow’s acclaimed, The Globe Sessions. While recording in the New Orleans-based studio, the Music Shed, Trina pushed the songstress to previously unrealized heights, which is clearly translated in the tone and quality of the album.  “This album is so great because you can hear creative freedom radiate through every second of its 42 minutes. Not many artists, or record producers for that matter, are given the keys to the studio so to speak. Poorman Mayfield provided the resources and let Amanda and I collaborate from there”, says Shoemaker. World-renowned jazz musician and fellow New Orleans native, Irvin Mayfield created a label and released the album in 2010. Mayfield proclaims, “With all of my pursuits, Jazz is the starting point. It is both the tool for my success, as well as the beneficiary of it. In much the same way, Cajun music is the foundation for all of Amanda’s work; it is her way to transform the listener's experience and to embark into her very own genre of music.” In 2014 she recorded new songs for here soon to be released EP, teaming up with Matthew Gerrard (Kelly Clarkson), Vince Pizzinga (Delta Goodrem), and New Orleans native, Gina Forsyth. Legendary musicians, George Porter, Jr and Chubby Carrier are featured on the EP produced by Steve Shebby (Avril Lavigne, Lindsey Stirling) and mixed by Ken Lewis (John Legend, Kanye, Eminem, Jay-Z). Day/Date: Saturday, September 16 Time: 7:30pm Price: Members: $15.00 Non Members: $18.00

  The Mulligan Brothers is an Americana Folk-Rock band from Mobile, Alabama. In golfers’ terms, a “mulligan” is a second chance, and the band represents a second chance for each member of The Mulligan Brothers. Veterans of other bands, this is where they found the music they always wanted to play.   The songwriting and warm, honest, straight-to-the heart voice of lead singer of Ross Newell draws listeners into the group’s signature sound, where the harmonies of Greg DeLuca, Ben Leininger and Melody Duncan make the songs soar or haunt from the shadows. De Luca plays drums and Leininger is on the bass.Fiddler Melody Duncan recently joined the band, bringing a female voice and perspective.   Day/Date: Friday, October 13, 2017 Time: 7:30p.m. Ticket Price: Members: $15.00/ Non Members: $18.00 (General Seating)