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INSTAGRAM CONTEST!!!

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Yep, your heard us right- It’s time for another contest- and what does another contest mean? Another chance to win big! For the month of July we want to see what your summer nights look like. So, snap some photos, share ‘em on instagram with the hashtag #lssummernights and cross your fingers for a win! We’ll be reposting and sharing some of our favorites on our instagram, facebook and our site throughout the month and at the end we’ll select our ultimate fave for a $150 gift card prize. And, yes, multiple entries are allowed. So, what are you waiting for? Start snapping and sharing- we can’t wait to see whatchya got!

Here’s just a snapshot of some #lssummernights we’ve seen so far:

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Music Post: MS Bands You Should Listen to

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Dear Paste Magazine,

We are so very in love with this article and write up on musicians of our great state and huge fans of the whole 50 states series!  And, wow, we must say you have great taste.  Many of these talents have been long-time favorites of ours, and others we are so happy to have discovered now thanks to you!

<3 the girls at Libby Story

To our readers- Go read this full article! Really, do it. Now. Click HERE and take pride in all the great sounds coming out of Mississippi. Not from Mississippi? Follow THIS LINK and find great artists from your own state!

Music Post: The Lumineers Recap

So we went, we saw, and our ear drums were conquered. As was expected, The Lumineers were absolutely amazing last Tuesday night in downtown Jackson. Even better than we could have hoped for. Their energy and passion for the music was outstanding and their interactions with the crowd were delightful. We can’t say enough wonderful things about the trio or their music, so here are a few of their most recent articles and interviews (click to view) along with some shots we captured at the show.

The Lumineers on NPR

The Lumineers on World Cafe

The Lumineers on CNN

Music Post: An Exclusive Interview with The Lumineers

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE LUMINEERS:

If you haven’t already noticed our complete outward adoration for The Lumineers, here’s your chance to jump on the bandwagon. Read our exclusive interview with Jeremiah  below, listen to their amazing tunes, fall into their lovable trap and come out to see them play in Jackson next Tuesday.

(Photo Credit:  Jade Ehlers)

 

How and when did The Lumineers come to be and where did the name come from?

The Lumineers came to be 3 years ago. Wesley and I were playing music together in New Jersey for about 3 years BEFORE The Lumineers ever came to be. He and I were playing a gig one night in Jersey City, and the MC that night thought we were called The Lumineers. Hence, he introduced us as such. Apparently, The Lumineers were playing a gig in that venue next week. We were given the name you could say ;) We moved across the country to Denver, found Neyla our cellist on Craiglist, and the rest is history.

 

Where do you draw inspiration from when writing music?

I draw inspiration from sitting down at an instrument, usually piano or guitar and try and work on stuff. Whether it’s an old idea, or completely brand new, I enjoy working on attempting to creating something. I rarely, if ever, try and cover other people’s songs. Inspiration can come from anywhere technically. I guess for me, anything that moves me, whether good or bad, is a good start to draw inspiraton from.

 

Do any of you do any other kinds of art?

Wes works with other artists to develop our merch ideas. Neyla likes to watercolor animals and create children’s books sometimes.

 

Do you ever get your own songs stuck in your head? (I know our creative team can’t seem to get them out!) If not, what song can you currently not help but hum?

I guess right now I have the only thing I have stuck in my head is that Gotye song. It’s EVERYWHERE!!! Ahhh!!!!!!!!!!

 

You have an incredible tour ahead of you, but what would you like to be doing after that? Where are you hoping to be in five years?

After this long tour? I’d like to be asleep. In 5 years? On tour.

 

You all are obviously immensely talented when it comes to music, but do any of you have any hidden talents? (Breathing fire, lion tamer, mind reader, etc.)

Haha. None of us have any hidden talents. Sorry.

 

Lastly, any words of wisdom you can share with other creatives?

Work hard at it like it’s a job. Don’t think of Art as something that you wait to happen.

 

(A big thanks to Jeremiah for sharing! Come on out & support The Lumineers with us next Tuesday. And, make sure to tune in to the blog next week to see our photos from the show and to hear about our show experience!)