R. L. Boyce & Friends at Foxfire Ranch

R. L. Boyce, Cameron Kimbrough, Joyce Jones Live at Foxfire Ranch / Google Photos

During the summer, Hill Country blues fans flock every Sunday evening to Foxfire Ranch near Waterford, Mississippi for weekly performances of the genre’s best musicians under the Blues Pavilion, and Sunday, August 7 was a truly special occasion featuring one of the last living legends of the Hill Country, R. L. Boyce from Como. Boyce was assisted by a number of guest musicians, including one of Junior Kimbrough’s grandsons, Cameron Kimbrough on drums and vocals, J. J. Wilburn on drums (who has played with Robert Kimbrough and Duwayne Burnside), G-Cutter on guitar, and Monsieur Jeffrey Evans of ’68 Comeback on guitar. Cameron Kimbrough’s mother Joyce Jones sang a rousing version of her song “Poor Black Man”, and Jeffrey Evans and drummer Ross Johnson performed several songs from their repertoire, including “The Roadrunner” and Jim Reeve’s “He’ll Have To Go” while R. L. Boyce took a break. Finally, before the end of the night, Robert Kimbrough came on stage to perform his song “The Girl Is Gone”. It was a memorable night of classic Hill Country blues and rock and roll.









Former Memphis punk-blues legend Tav Falco brought his Unapproachable Panther Burns band into the Hi-Tone at Memphis last Saturday night, November 12, for what may have been his first performance in Memphis since he moved to Europe in the early 1990’s. He was back to celebrate the release of his new book Mondo Memphis, as well as the accompanying reissue of all his back catalog of music and the new CD Conjurations. After an opening set by former Panther Burns drummer Ross Johnson and sometimes Posies/Big Star member Ken Stringfellow, Falco appeared on stage with his new band and dancers. Unfortunately, after four shows in four cities, his voice was just about gone, and he could barely talk, much less sing. Still, Tav Falco was back in Memphis, where it all began back in 1978. It was a fitting homecoming.

Former Memphis punk-blues legend Tav Falco brought his Unapproachable Panther Burns band into the Hi-Tone at Memphis last Saturday night, November 12, for what may have been his first performance in Memphis since he moved to Europe in the early 1990’s. He was back to celebrate the release of his new book Mondo Memphis, as well as the accompanying reissue of all his back catalog of music and the new CD Conjurations. After an opening set by former Panther Burns drummer Ross Johnson and sometimes Posies/Big Star member Ken Stringfellow, Falco appeared on stage with his new band and dancers. Unfortunately, after four shows in four cities, his voice was just about gone, and he could barely talk, much less sing. Still, Tav Falco was back in Memphis, where it all began back in 1978. It was a fitting homecoming.