God and Country Memorial Concert Presented by the Ocean Springs Chorale Mary Elizabeth Sawyer, Director Dr. Jonathan Mitchell, Accompanist     Program   We Salute our Military, our Veterans, and the Fallen   The Armed Forces-The Pride of America!              Arr. by Greg Gilpin Recognition of our Military and Veterans Stand as your branch of service is recognized.   Presentation of the Colors   Pledge to the Flag   Star Spangled Banner   The Ceremony of the Laying of the Wreath   The Mansions of the Lord                                                       Nick Glennie Smith   The Battle Hymn of the Republic                                  Arranged by Kamp Kirkland   We Praise our God   Ave Maria                                                                                 Giancarlo Aquilanti   Beautiful Savior                                                             Arranged by Marty Parks Tom Fettke and Johann Sebastian Bach   Amazing Grace                                        Adapted and Arranged by John Coates Jr. Early American Melody     Text by John Newton   In the Garden                                                                  Arranged by Lloyd Larson Tune: Garden by C. Austin Miles (1868-1946)   Soon and Very Soon                                              Choral Setting by Jack Schrader Words and Music by Andre Crouch   The Name of Jesus                                                                           Craig Courtney Edward Perronet, John Newton (1779)   Little Innocent Lamb                                                                       Negro Spiritaul Collected and arranged by Matthew Bartholomew   You’ll Never Walk Alone                                                Arranged by Johnny Mann Words by Oscar Hammerstein     Music by Richard Rodgers   Grand Finale by the Chorale and Audience God Bless the USA * America the Beautiful Day/Date: Saturday, May 27th Time: 4:00p.m. Price: Free

Coast Big Band Summer Show Join David Delk, Karen Abernathy and Jonathan Brannon for all new music by The Coast Big Band. The Coast Big Band is a Mississippi Gulf Coast 20 plus piece big band orchestra whose music is a strong mix of big band dance music, pop tunes, soulful and hot vocals, Latin tunes, and jazz standards. In the tradition of great big bands, The Coast Big Band consists of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, guitar, bass, piano, drums with vocalists. Day/Date: Thursday, June 1st Time: 7:30pm Reserved Seating:$15.00  

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 21 Thursday, October 19 Thursday, November 16 Thursday, December 21

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 21 Thursday, October 19 Thursday, November 16 Thursday, December 21

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 21 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

August 26th 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: TBD 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.”         On 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.