Several Grammy Award winners, including the incomparable Rodney Crowell and the legendary J.D. Souther, are featured in a new live music series coming to Pascagoula this Fall.
Grand Magnolia Music takes place in Jimmy Buffett’s hometown, beginning the second week of October. In addition to several shows in the Fall Series, the shows will continue after the first of the year with several more shows for the Spring Series. All of the shows will have a connection in some form or fashion to the Mayor of Margaritaville.
The series is part of the 10th annual Mississippi Songwriters Festival, in association with “Jazz Fest Unplugged” and is also sponsored by Cathead Vodka, Lagniappe Weekly and Scranton’s Restaurant and Catering as well as the Grand Magnolia Ballroom and Suites.
Legendary singer/songwriter John David Souther will make his first appearance in south Mississippi in over 20 years.
Considered as the fifth original member of The Eagles, Souther wrote or co-wrote some of the most definitive country rock songs of the ’70s and ’80s, performed by almost all of the genre’s defining artists including the Eagles (“Heartache Tonight,” “Best of My Love”, “New Kid in Town”), Don Henley (“The Heart of the Matter”), James Taylor (“Her Town Too”) and Linda Ronstadt (“Prisoner in Disguise”). He also had a hit of his own with a song he wrote, “You’re Only Lonely,”
Souther is also a close friend with Jackson Browne, with whom he has collaborated many times throughout the years as well. His song “How Long”, recorded by the Eagles, won a Grammy for best Country Performance in 2008.