Sharde Thomas

Growing up next door to her grandfather–the late master fife player Otha Turner–Sharde Thomas was captivated by his music and how he could “cast a spell” on his audience. Turner

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Vishwanath Shenoy

Vishwanath N. Shenoy is a sitar player living in Clinton, Mississippi. He was born in India, and in 1988 he moved to Ohio to study to become a physician. In

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The Veal Brothers

Larry Veal, Sr., was born in 1966 and grew up in the small southwestern Mississippi town of Gloster. He now lives with his wife and children near his in-laws about

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Terry “Big T” Williams

Terry “Big T” Williams has dedicated his life to his music. Born in Clarksdale in 1960, he spent his early years on a plantation in Farrell, Mississippi, hearing stories about

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Elmore Williams

Elmore Williams lives with his wife in a comfortable home in the suburbs of Natchez and is retired after years of working in sawmills, a bakery, and a dairy. Although

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