From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust.
Live at the Lowry
Mississippi Heritage Trust (MHT) is partnering with Spacecamp, Stewpot Community Services, The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs, and Pollchaps Screenprinting to present the first installment of “Live at the Lowry” on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at 7pm, $5 admission. The house-party styled live music will feature the debut of The Guiding Lights, Spirituals, and Rod Smoth. MHT is also sponsoring a warm, winter clothing drive in support of Stewpot Community Services of Jackson.
Local musician and producer Cole Furlow and MHT’s Laura Beth Lott were the driving force behind the idea of showing live music at the Lowry House. Lott was discussing the need to get more exposure and community involvement at the historic Lowry House while Furlow was discussing the need for a showcase of community talent that could serve a charity at Christmas time. And, with that, “Live at the Lowry” was birthed.
Furlow himself will perform with “The Guiding Lights”, a garage rock, post-punk band comprised of some of Jackson’s most loved musicians including Bobby Anderson, Chris Goodwin and Wes Williams who will be debuting the group performance that night. Spirtuals is Tyler Tadlock, a visual artist, critically acclaimed electronic musician, and proprietor of And Gallery in Midtown. Tadlock’s music has been played in dance floors all over Europe and America. His music has been featured in numerous international websites and played on web radio across the world. Having a deep knowledge of many genres including, techno, ambient, classical, and house music, he also composes musical pieces for tv, radio, and film. Additionally, “Live at the Lowry” will feature Reed Smith of “Rod Smoth” who Furlow says is “one of the most talented song writers in the area, making some of the most beautiful music in the state.” Smith is joined by Jesse Coppenbarger and Logan Owensby.
Rounding out the evening will be a “performance” by Apothecary’s bar manager, Allie Spears, who will be serving up a special punch concocted just for the evening. In the truest spirit of community, Brent’s / Apothecary owners Amanda Wells, Brad Reeves and Jonathan Shull stepped forward to offer Spears’s mixology talents and the secret ingredients of the punch.
Coats, blankets, and all warm clothing will be collected at the door for Stewpot Community Services and Pollchaps Screenprinting will be leading the charge by donating surplus clothing from their warehouse. Parking is available in the Manship Museum’s gravel lot next to the Lowry House as well as on the street on North Congress. Security will be provided and IDs will be checked at the door with your $5 entry fee. Join MHT for 2019 and get in for free.
Located at 1031 North Congress Street near Baptist Hospital, The Lowry House is an 1850’s home saved from demolition after being listed as one of MS’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places and serves as MHT’s office as well as an event venue. “Live at the Lowry” will continue MHT’s plan of the Lowry House being a multi-pronged community resource.
“The Mississippi Heritage Trust is incredibly proud of the role that it played in saving the Lowry House. Now that it has been so beautifully restored, we want people to enjoy it. My hope for the Lowry House and historic places throughout MS is that they are brought back to a useful, productive life that helps build community,” noted Lolly Rash, Executive Director of MHT. Rash reflected on countless 10 Most Endangered listed properties saved and repurposed that now serve as community gathering spots and catalysts for artistic expression including The Cedars, Jackson; The Cutrer Mansion, Clarksdale and historic schools like The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs.
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