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Meridian 360

November 12, 2008

Howlin’ at the Moon

Hill Country Revue, Mayhem String Band and Scott Holt howl this weekend

Special to The Star



The Hill Country Revue, Mayhem String Band and Scott Holt will headline this year's Howlin' at the Moon Fest Saturday, Nov. 15, at Waverly Waters Resort in West Point.

Hill Country Revue is the North Mississippi Allstars side project featuring Allstars drummer Cody Dickinson and bassist Chris Chew as well as W.C. Handy Blues Award winner Kirk Smithhart from Memphis on guitar, Gary Burnside of the Burnside Exploration on guitar and Daniel Coburn on lead vocals.

Scott Holt has been the lead guitarist in Buddy Guy's band for nearly a decade, and is now on tour with his own all-star blues band. Since first joining forces with Buddy Guy, Holt has shared the stage with such rock and blues legends as Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, Tony Bennett, the Rolling Stones and Carlos Santana, and he has made appearances on the Tonight Show, Conan O' Brien and Austin City Limits. He even made the cast of the film "Things to do in Denver When You're Dead."

Oxford renegade bluegrass quintet Mayhem String Band is the festival's other headliner, and the rest of the festival's roster includes Nashville's Stagolee (formerly of Starkville), Memphis blues legend Blind Mississippi Morris, Montgomery, Ala.-based Blues Old Stand, up and coming rockers Smooth from Hattiesburg (by way of Jackson) and local favorites Graball Freerun, Aunt Caroline Dye and Dovecote.

The music will get started at noon and run until 2 a.m.

SEC Football will be featured in the Wolf's Juke Pavilion, along with an art show provided by Starkville 's Cre8tive Warehouse.

Waverly Waters will be equipped exclusively with Peavey Electronics sound and engineering, and catering will be handled by 2 Brothers BBQ, Little Caesars, Lazy Magnolia Brewery, Coors Light and Northeast Mississippi Coca-Cola. Other sponsors include Cumulus Broadcasting, First Team Marketing, Mississippi Dept. of Tourism, YallSports.com, and SuperSport930.com.

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