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Episode #1206

Central Mississippi Fair

Air date 11/07/13
Host: Walt Grayson
Guest(s): Chrissy Valentine, Cody Dickinson, Luther Dickinson, Charlie Musselwhite

The Central Mississippi Fair in Kosciusko has been going on for more than a century. Walt and the MS Roads crew take a look around the attractions and learn how the fair started and why it’s still going strong more than 100 years later.

  • Jackson artist Chrissy Valentine works in a variety of media, but her most unique pieces are her elaborate and imaginative wood burnings.  A self-described “contemporary folk artist,” she elevates the wood burning tradition to a high level with intricate detail of fur, feathers, and scales in her works, which are often nature-based.  We’ll watch her at work and learn how she’s evolved as an artist with a signature style.
  • Charlie Musselwhite has been surrounded by the blues his entire life.  However, as a child, it never even crossed his mind that he would make a career out of the music he loved.  As a teenager, he left the south in search of work in Chicago. What he found was the starting point of his legendary musical career.
  • Brothers Cody and Luther Dickinson celebrate their most recent album, “World Boogie is Coming.” We were lucky enough to catch a live performance in Hattiesburg, and afterwards we sat down with the Dickinsons to discuss their sound, their past, and their future.