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April 8-10, 2022

Word of South 2022

Pat Puckett

Local singer-songwriter Pat Puckett has been writing songs for decades, first with the Casual T’s and later as a solo artist and leader of his eponymous band. It’s not just that he has a poet’s way with words, but that he nestles those words in sterling musical settings so that they grab the ear as […]

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RAM is a drum-roots-driven powerhouse band from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, that derives its name from the initials of its founder, songwriter and lead vocalist, Richard A. Morse. After 25 years of consistently producing quality music, they recently released “Manmanm Se Ginen,” their sixth album – the first in over a decade. In RAM’s music, ancient folkloric […]

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Longineu Parsons

Longineu Parsons has been hailed by critics internationally as being one of the world’s finest trumpet players. He also performs on recorders, flute, percussion and is a vocalist. Longineu performs classical and jazz on trumpet and his compositions include orchestral works and chamber music as well as jazz and world music. He is the protégé […]

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The Novel Ideas

The Novel Ideas are a country-folk quartet from Massachusetts that has earned a reputation from music critics and fans for their moving four-part harmonies and rich Americana sound. From rock clubs to living rooms to festival stages, the band strives to convey honesty and intimacy through their music. Featuring the voices of three songwriters, their […]

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Pickle Pie

Educator and musician Seth Warden started his career as a children’s recording artist in the summer of 2011 with the release of “Hi, Hello, How do you do?.” Seth and his wife, Tanika teamed up with local artist and illustrator Kara Kniffen to create a picture book based on their song, “Pickle Pie.” They released […]

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Bill Morrison

Bill Morrison is a New York-based filmmaker and artist, whose films often combine rare archival material set to contemporary music. His work was honored with a mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, from October 2014 – March 2015. Morrison is a Guggenheim fellow and has received the Alpert Award for the Arts, […]

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Bruce Means

A field ecologist with more than 50 years’ experience, Bruce Means was Director of Tall Timbers Research Station from 1976-1984; President and Executive Director of the nonprofit Coastal Plains Institute and Land Conservancy from 1984-present; and Courtesy Professor in Department of Biological Science at FSU since 1975. His research interests center on ecosystems of the […]

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Parker Millsap

At only 24 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives. He recently wrapped up a banner year, which included his network television debut on CONAN, an invitation to play with Elton John at the Apple Music Festival, an Austin […]

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Karen Moore

Bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker, world traveler and founder and CEO of Moore Communications Group, Karen B. Moore, embodies what it means to leave a legacy and affect positive change in every area she touches. Since she began the firm 25 years ago, Karen has had an astonishing amount of success on behalf of clients from […]

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