I am Tom Freeland, a lawyer in Oxford, Mississippi. The picture in the header is my law office. I'm on Twitter as NMissC

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Blues, just off the Square, with Leo “Bud” Welch

Last night, Joyce and I co-hosted a party at our office just off the Square for Representative Bobby Moak. If you are interested in Mississippi blues, the biggest thing was that we had bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch from Bruce rocking the house (well, the front yard).

Welch was born in Sabougla, Mississippi in […]

Honeyboy Edwards has died. 1915-2011.

Honeyboy Edwards began playing blues in the 30s in the Delta, came to know Robert Johnson there– was with him about the time of his death– recorded for Alan Lomax in the early 40s, and moved to Chicago.  He has been the last link to prewar recorded blues from Mississippi for some time, and […]

Big Jack Johnson is critically ill; last major figure in Deep Blues movie

Update:  I have several reports from Scott Barretta and from Roger Stolle at Cathead in Clarksdale that, while Jack Johnson is critically ill and was thought to have died at the hospital, he is still alive.  “He is still alive!  It turns out that they ‘thought they lost him”‘ last night but he regained. […]