Join us this Saturday, May 26, at 7 p.m., for a very special pop-up show recorded at the Graduate Oxford hotel.
This show is sponsored by Move On Up Mississippi and the Graduate Oxford. Move On Up Mississippi is a nonprofit founded by Oxford chef John Currence that inspires and funds educational initiatives to realize a healthier future for Mississippi children.
Your hosts: Jim Dees and house band the Yalobushwhackers.
The guests: Chef/author Edward Lee, celebrity nanny/author Connie Simpson, and folk/roots duo The War and Treaty.
Chef Edward Lee, a James Beard award nominee, is the author of Buttermilk Graffiti (Artisan), the story of a new American culinary landscape told in 16 personal and thought-provoking narratives accompanied by 40 recipes. Lee’s previous book is Smoke and Pickles, also a collection of stories and recipes.
Lee is the chef/owner of the restaurants 610 Magnolia, MilkWood, and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, Kentucky. He's also culinary director of Succotash in National Harbor, Maryland, and Penn Quarter, Washington, DC. Lee earned an Emmy nomination for his role in the Emmy Award-winning TV series The Mind of a Chef. Most recently, he wrote and hosted the feature documentary Fermented. Lee lives in Louisville and Washington, DC.
Connie Simpson is the author of The Nanny Connie Way: Secrets to Mastering the First Four Months of Parenthood (Gallery Books). Simpson is from Mobile, Alabama, where she says she learned the importance of manners, wisdom, compassion, love, and patience in abundance. These values have made her one of the most in-demand baby nurses and a trusted family member to many Hollywood celebrities, including Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and most recently Amal and George Clooney.
Her book is a go-to, first-time-parent-proof baby manual that tackles breastfeeding; pacifiers; nighttime sleeping; and, of course, explosive diapers.
The War and Treaty are husband-and-wife duo Tanya Blount and Michael Trotter Jr. Their most recent release is the five-song EP Down to the River. The disc blends roots music, bluegrass, folk, gospel, and soul. The War and Treaty’s live shows are highlighted by the incredible vocal interplay of the duo’s soaring voices.