Jackson, Mississippi

Memories of my first trip to the city of Jackson, May 2015.

Governor's Mansion, Jackson, Mississippi.
Governor’s Mansion, Jackson, Mississippi.
City Hall, Jackson, Mississippi.
City Hall, Jackson, Mississippi.
The currently very controversial Mississippi flag, pictured here flying over the Old Mississippi State Capitol Building.
The currently very controversial Mississippi flag, pictured here flying over the Old Mississippi State Capitol Building.
Former Bank of Mississippi building in Jackson, MS.
Former Bank of Mississippi building in Jackson, MS.
Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson, MS.
Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson, MS.
Mayflower Cafe, Jackson, Mississippi.
Mayflower Cafe, Jackson, Mississippi.
The Standard Life Building towers above disused stores in downtown Jackson, Mississippi.
The Standard Life Building towers above disused stores in downtown Jackson, Mississippi.
First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi.
First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi.
Porch swing, Jackson, Mississippi.
Porch swing, Jackson, Mississippi.
House in Jackson, Mississippi.
House in Jackson, Mississippi.
Confederate Monument, Jackson, Mississippi.
Confederate Monument, Jackson, Mississippi.
Southern architecture in Jackson, Mississippi.
Southern architecture in Jackson, Mississippi.
The long-disused People's Cafe on Capitol St in Jackson, Mississippi.
The long-disused People’s Cafe on Capitol St in Jackson, Mississippi.
A 13-Year Cicada in the grounds of the Old Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson, Mississippi.
A 13-Year Cicada in the grounds of the Old Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson, Mississippi.
Looking down Capitol St from the Old Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi.
Looking down Capitol St from the Old Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi.
Supreme Court of Mississippi in Jackson, MS.
Supreme Court of Mississippi in Jackson, MS.
Buildings including the former Tucker Printing House in downtown Jackson, Mississippi.
Buildings including the former Tucker Printing House in downtown Jackson, Mississippi.
Old Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson, MS.
Old Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson, MS.
Parade of shops in Jackson, Mississippi, dating back to the 1920s. Sadly, every one of them is disused and abandoned.
Parade of shops in Jackson, Mississippi, dating back to the 1920s. Sadly, every one of them is disused and abandoned.
Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson, Mississippi.
Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson, Mississippi.
Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson, Mississippi.
Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson, Mississippi.
Amazing pulled pork sandwich at Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson, Mississippi.
Amazing pulled pork sandwich at Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson, Mississippi.
One more view from outside the long-disused People's Cafe in Jackson, Mississippi, looking towards the Amtrak station, where a coal train can be seen waiting to move off.
One more view from outside the long-disused People’s Cafe in Jackson, Mississippi, looking towards the Amtrak station, where a coal train can be seen waiting to move off.
Final view of Jackson, Mississippi, from the Amtrak station platform.
Final view of Jackson, Mississippi, from the Amtrak station platform.
Sleeper train to Chicago arrives at the Amtrak station in Jackson, Mississippi. Farewell, Mississippi. I hope to return one day.
Sleeper train to Chicago arrives at the Amtrak station in Jackson, Mississippi.
Farewell, Mississippi. I hope to return one day.

All photos © Edmund Standing 2015

Out in the Country

Real country and bluegrass, with a little rock, hellbilly, and cowpunk thrown in for good measure.

Featuring music by: The .357 String Band, Carolina Still, J.B. Beverley, The Builders and The Butchers, The Dirt Daubers, Jackson Taylor Band, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Jayke Orvis, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Left Lane Cruiser, Ol’ Red Shed, Old Crow Medicine Show, Phantom of the Black Hills.

Riding The Hellbound Train

Real country music for the whiskey-bent and hell bound.

Featuring music by: Bourbon Crow, The Builders and The Butchers, The Goddamn Gallows, Hells Fire Sinners, Honky Tonk Hustlas, Joe Buck Yourself, Legendary Shack Shakers, Little Lisa Dixie, Ol’ Red Shed, Phantom of the Black Hills, Sons of Perdition, Strawfoot, Those Poor Bastards, Hank Williams Jr.

Deep Down South

Real Country, Blues, and Southern Rock, with a little Hellbilly thrown in.

Featuring music by: Joey Allcorn, Assjack, Scott H. Biram, Bishop Black, Doc Holliday, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mississippi Sheiks, The Devil Makes Three, The Muggs, The Steepwater Band, Trailer Bride, Sylvester Weaver, Wicked Brew Band, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr, Hank Williams III.

Hoodoo Blues

A collection of blues songs with lyrical themes pertaining to African American folk magic.

Featuring music by: Barbecue Bob, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charlie Lincoln, Memphis Minnie, Ma Rainey, J.D. ‘Jelly Jaw’ Short, J.T. ‘Funny Paper’ Smith, Johnnie Temple, Casey Bill Weldon, John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson.