A slate of six musical acts will be part of Stray at Home Arts & Music Festival tomorrow
in Fondren at the Forestry Auditorium at the Mississippi Ag Museum. Along with tunes, find art, a cornhole tournament and specials throughout Fondren for bracelet wearing festival goers. Musically speaking:
Sound Wagon is a high-energy old time americana dance band specializing in tunes from Mississippi’s “Golden Era” of string band recordings from the late twenties and early thirties, bringing a modern emphasis on strong rhythm and high speed. The band’s founder and front man is Jack Magee (of the Delta Mountain Boys), who will play fiddle. Fondren resident T.B. Ledford plays “electric catfish music”, a collision of traditional jug band, bluegrass, country blues, and gospel stylings – and plays with various outfits, including Horse Trailer and the Dixie Nationals.
The Delta Mountain Boys are a five piece string band from Mississippi bringing their own interpretation to traditional bluegrass music, relying on their strong, unmistakable harmonies and instrumental talents to provide a unique acoustic experience. We last heard them at the post parade concert for Zippity Doo Dah®. Blue Mother Tupelo’s music is honest & earthy, soul-stirring & foot-stompin’, southern soul & hill country blues – celebratory songs of life with pure American Roots.
Stephen Gordon has cultivated a sound that is as compelling as it is unimposing. Drawing on the work of Ryan Adams, Frank Sinatra, and Josh Ritter, his meticulous songwriting measures out subtle balances of poignancy and small talk, ideas and images, inventiveness and tradition. And finally, headlining the day’s festivities will be Telegraph Canyon, described as “an epic take on Americana that sits comfortably with Broken Social Scene as it does with Old 97’s.”