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RL Boyce Picnic & Blues Celebration

Don’t Put out the man’s FIRE!
2nd Annual RL BOYCE PICNIC and BLUES CELEBRATION
August 16-17, 2018 Como, MS


Como Bluesman RL Boyce was first recorded in 1970. Playing percussion on his 15th birthday with his Uncle, Othar Turner’s Fife and Drum band. Today in 2018 at 62 a recent Grammy nominee, we celebrate RL’s 63rd birthday. A lifetime of creating music we invite all to come and revel in his astounding achievements. Rooted in the family tradition Sherena Boyce RL’s daughter and famed #1 Juke Joint Dancer has put together a star studded Hill Country Blues line up to shake ‘em on down. To help everyone get in a hypnotic head Sherena bill two notable area family groups The Hurt Family Fife and Drum band, and Sharde Thomas and The Rising Stars. Plus a bunch of outstanding players including Kenny  Brown, Dwayne Burnside, Joyce SheWolf Jones, Cam Kimbrough, Mark Mule Man Massey, Eric Deaton and many more.

THURSDAY AUGUST 16th
RL’s yard 103 Compress Road, 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Get skoolin’ and join the band. Learn the centuries old art of Fife and Drum music from the big blues man and friends. An art forum taught through Afro-American families throughout Mississippi. Spellbinding, hypnotic, and infectious fife and drum music origins date back to the end of the civil war. RL will be available to share his licks and inspire one’s own style. Fife & Drum instruction, and history will be shared by Willie Hurt, first cousin to RL Boyce.

$100
(limited to 10)
Interested please email for more details boycesherena039@gmail.com

FRIDAY AUGUST 17th
DON’T PUT OUT THE MY FIRE: RL BOYCE


Artist’s reception 3-5pm
Austin’s Barber & Stylist Shop 219 North Main Street, Como, Ms, 38619
Photos and Films by Yancey Allison
Yancey Allison a Como photographer first met and began photographing RL Boyce in the late 1990s. Decades of shared memories captured on film, Yancey has rarely shown her photos of RL. From raucous yard party performance to tender images of RL cradling his daughter. Yancey’s intimate eye gives an honest glimpse into the life of a 21c. Afro-American Mississippi Blues musician.

FRIDAY AUGUST 17th
COMMENCEMENT 4:45pm
HURT FAMILY FIFE AND DRUM BAND ROLLS
Willie will lead the Hurt Family Fife and Drum Band from Austin’s on Main Street to Como Park on West Street. March with us.

COMO Community PARK 5:00pm-11:45pm
West Street, (Behind Windy City Grill) Como, Ms.
RL BOYCE birthday lineup BLASTS OFF!
Live music begins at 5:00 pm with Lil’ Joe Ayers, Eric Crays, Andrea Staten, EJ Vanzandt, Cam Kimbrough, Jeffery Evans, Kody Harrell, Bill Gibbs, Greg Ayers, Tracy Hullette, Duwayne Burnside, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Mark Muleman Massey, Eric Deaton, Kenny Brown, Sharde Thomas & The Rising Stars Fife & Drums, Pork Chop Willie, Kent Burnside Band and RL BOYCE!
FREE! FOOD! BYOB! COOLERS! FREE!

SPONSORED by the fine folks at FANCY! and GO APE! RECORDS
Like to get involved? Sponsorship, advertising, and benefactor opportunities available.
Email editor@fancymag.com

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Kimbrough Cotton-Patch Soul Blues Festival

 

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Come on thru… We want 2C YOUR FACE in tha place May 11-13, 2018 at The Hut in Holly Springs, MS
In it’s second year the Kimbrough Cotton-Patch Blues Festival is three days of unfiltered Cotton-Patch Soul Blues hosted by Junior’s youngest son, Robert Kimbrough Sr. The festival is dedicated to the preservation, education and celebration of the music and life of North Mississippi Cotton-Patch Soul Blues legend David “Junior” Kimbrough.

 

Join us ALL NIGHT LONG for a photo and sculpture exhibit by Bill Steber
Friday May 11, 2018 4-6pm Leontyne Price Library Gallery on the Campus of Rust College
FREE
followed by
FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN FLOOR JAM, Archival Film Screening
Join Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection on the floor for a live electric Cotton-Patch Blues open jam. Robert GONE LITE IT UP. HELP HIM TURN IT OUT.
Also screening unavailable 1990 Live performance footage and interview with Junior Kimbrough at the Chewalla Rib Shack (60 mins). With Little Joe Ayers on bass and Calvin Jackson on drums. Film by Jas Obrecht, recently unearthed amateur video of Junior, Joe, and JuJu at Johnny Smith’s Horse Show, May 1989 near Chulahoma, Ms. (Thanks JAMA!).
$10.00
The Hut
475 West Valley Ave.
Holly Springs

All Events

 

Saturday MAY 12, 2018 10 AM – 4 PM 
Cotton-Patch Blues Guitar, Bass, Drum and Harmonica and  Work Shop
9:00 – Join Little Joe at the StarLite Gas station for the best breakfast in Holly Springs before heading over to The Hut.

7:00 -9:30 A true country breakfast will be available at the HUT. Robert’s older sister Stephenie will prepare a breakfast. Robert’s favorite meal of the day.

Classes begin at 10 am
Junior’s sons Robert, David and Kinney will be available for guitar, bass and drum instruction all day. Little Joe Ayers will also be available for Cotton-Patch Blues guitar lessons. David Hayden of Dallas Texas on harp will offer his knowledge on harmonica. Students will be encouraged to show-off “their” style, while the Blues Legends shares their secrets. Learn Cotton-Patch Blues from the Originals.

Saturday 10 AM- 4 PM
Our partner Mt. Zion Memorial Fund offers another headstone guided tour
Mt. Zion Memorial Fund Headstone Blues Tour of the North MS Hills
This tour will visit the forlorn and rural graves of hill country blues artists such as R.L. Burnside, Johnny Woods, Ranie Burnette, Wilbert Lee Reliford, Sid Hemphill, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Lucius Smith, Fred McDowell, Joe Callicott, and the long mysterious final resting place of Eli Green.
$25.00

Later Saturday night back at The Hut, the students will be invited on to jam with the same Blues Legends. The night will run in the traditional juke joint style of switching off with plenty of guest musicians. Fish sandwiches, burgers and cold beer will be available. The club is open to all, and locals are welcome! This type of unfiltered, smoking-hot Blues is simply what the Kimbroughs are famous for.
$150.00 Limited to 25 students
$10.00 General Public for the Night Time Jam

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Sunday morning MAY 13, 2018 10 AM

Junior Kimbrough Cotton-Patch Blues Guided Memorial Tour
9: – Meet up with Little Joe at the StarLite Gas station for the best breakfast in Holly Springs before a
ride around town with Little Joe. On Sunday morning to all the local spots that pertain to Junior’s life in the Holy Springs area. The tour includes the home he shared with his sons, where Junior hosted countless house parties, Junior’s clubs, Blues Markers, Marshall Scruggs and Junior’s grave. Joe and will be on hand to tell stories, answer questions, and pose for photos.
$25.00 limited 25 people

We’ve added a car show this year!
The Car Show is $10 to enter.
Wax up those hot wheels. Arrive at 2 pm . Find Robert to enter.
Look for his Green Machine (w/ gold fleck)1972 Galaxie 500 in the parking field. Parade starts at 3 pm.

RECREATION OF SUNDAY NIGHT AT JUNIOR’S  4PM
Join Robert Kimbrough Sr., and his brothers David and Kinney, plus Original Soul Blues Boy Mr. Joe Ayers for a late afternoon Mississippi family picnic. Celebrating the music of Junior Kimbrough artists to appear Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection, The Kimbrough Brothers, RL Boyce, Little Joe Ayers, Cam Kimbrough, Eric Deaton, Daniel Russell, Malcolm Lightnin’, Sean Apple, Lucious Spiller, Carlos Eliott, Mark Mule Man, Memphis Gold, Jesse Cotton Stone, Pork Chop Willie, David Hayden, Janky, and #1 Juke Joint Dancer Sherena Boyce.

$25.00 at door CASH ONLY
Advance tickets ONLINE ONLY $20
Day of $75 per carload CASH ONLY (Up to six adults in one car) 
Children under 12 free
Coolers allowed
No glass
Son and Friends of Junior Kimbrough
VIP PACKAGES, SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, VENDOR spaces

Kimbrough Cotton-Patch Blues Festival is in partnership with Holly Springs Community Development Corporation.
Leontyne Price Library Archive, Memphis Blues Society, Mt. Zion Memorial Gravestone Fund
with generous support from Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, FANCY! and The Son and Friends of Junior Kimbrough

RAIN OR SHINE

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The Incredible World of Dr. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


By Amy V. & Iron Mike

Many have contacted us here at FANCY asking about the insane twenty-minute vocal track included on the CD-R mix that accompanied 100 copies of our premier issue (if you didn’t get one, check www.fancymag.com for downloadable MP3’s). Here’s the story. A few months back, a West Coast acquaintance asked if we had heard the rappin’ Korean bus driver. Well, we had not and a few weeks later the tape was in our P.O. Box. It sounded like a spastic auctioneer on methamphetamine chanting furiously over cheesy Casio keyboard riffs. The tape had two tracks. Each was a 25-minute non-stop party comprised of nonsensical scat yodels backed by a hypnotizing aerobicized beat. Our friend could only tell us that he got the tape in 1991 while in Japan visiting friends. His friends discovered it while on holiday in Korea. The tape was playing in a record store and they just had to have it. Continue reading The Incredible World of Dr. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Killa Gorilla Beat ’16 – MAKE THE FANCY! SCENE!

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The FANCY! Clip Party Turns 10, so we are taking it to 11!

JAPANESE STYLE!
>LIVE in TOKYO <
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
FIVE BANDS from all over JAPAN plus hours of EYE-POPPIN’, SUPER-ROCKIN’ VIDEO culled from FANCY!’s own Digtal Video Archive.

MONDO FANCY! AWAITS
It’s official – the FANCY! Clip Party will soon be unleashed in the East and you are invited. Prepare yourself for hours of live bands and incredible video rarities featuring obscure trailers, rare music promos, counter-culture curios. Enough jaw-dropping visuals to fill your dreams with nightmares!

The FANCY! gang are coming to Tokyo!
Go Ape RecordsやFancyのAmyとMichaelはNEW YORKから東京にやって来ます。
ルーツは出ないですがお客さんで遊びに行きます!
超楽しそうイベントです!

そうしたらAmyのコレクションから面白いやビザールなPVやCMいっぱいみえます。
暇があったら是非遊びに来てください!

We are GO GOing Ape!
LIVE:
SAIKO FANCY! TOKYO Friends
Theee Bat – Primitive sounds to drive you bats
Mule Team – Real Rockin’ Roll
Pinprick Punishment – Brutal Hardcore
PLUS:
Brooklyn’s GO APE! Records Recording Stars
Los Wakamonos
demented instrumental duo from Okayama
and
The Paralyz
Dyn-o-mite surf trio from Fukuoka

Plus FANCY! VJs from BROOKLYN, NY!
MONDO FANCY! Video track list
LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS – Let’s Pull A Party (NYC 1960)
GORILLA AT LARGE – Trailer (1954)
The SEX ORGANS – Outer Space (Amsterdam 2014)
FREDDIE KING – Hide Away (The Beat! 1966)
LIONEL DAVIS – Candy Pants (198?)
JACQUES DUTRONC – Les Cactus (French TV 1966)
SERGE GAINSBOURG – Docteur Jekyll Et Mister Hyde (Promo 1968)
FRIGHTMARE – Trailer (1974)
The MIDDLE CLASS – Out Of Vogue (Promo 2015)
The BIRTHDAY PARTY – Junk Yard (Dutch TV 1982) Continue reading Killa Gorilla Beat ’16 – MAKE THE FANCY! SCENE!

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FANCY! CLIP PARTY TURNS 10!

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So we are GOING to 11!

From New York to TOKYO
We promise an assault of sites & sounds. We will project unusual, unavailable, unseen, and unpopular visual oddities. That mesmerize, hypnotize and leave one full of FANCY!

Please join us for this monumental occasion at
Niagara, 8 pm Wed. April 27th
Pirate hats while they last!
FREE
COME GET FANCY!