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The Basement to host new music series, “Songwriter Sessions”

New Albany, MS- Sam Mosley and others to perform acoustic show at The Basement in Downtown New Albany on Thursday night, November

New Albany native and blues musician Sam Mosely will be joined by bluesman Kevin Waide and blueswoman Kit Thorn, on Thursday night, November 17th for the first of a series of “Songwriter Sessions” live events.

“We are excited to bring these talented musicians together to share stories and insights and entertainment with a live ‘studio audience‘ in an authentic and intimate environment,” says Michaela Compton, the host of the event.


About the Artists

While Sam Mosley is known widely for his full-band R&B performances, he has found acclaim in the industry as a songwriter. He and late partner in music Bob Johnson penned several gold records including some for Johnny Taylor and a number of Malaco artists.

Those who’ve not heard Sam on acoustic guitar, just doing his thing…maybe even playing some Merle Haggard, will be in for a surprising treat.

The daughter of Tupelo’s Paul Thorn, Kit Thorn, is showing that music must run in the genes of the Thorn family. Her deep, rich vocals and songs that tell the stories of real people and the things that real people go through have taken her around the south, including a more than a couple of performances on Thacker Mountain Radio – a statewide radio variety show produced in Oxford each week.

A three-time Mississippi Music Awards nominee, Kevin Waide has been honing his craft for years, mixing blues with generous helpings of funk, jazz, country and “church” music. Kevin spends a lot of time touring with his band, the Kevin Waide Project in clubs and halls around the country.

The three will be performing acoustic sets while talking about their songs, craft and respective journeys at The Basement next Thursday night. Doors will open at 8pm and the music will begin around 9pm. Tickets are available online or at the door for $7. Refreshments will be available.

This first, and each of the upcoming, Songwriters Sessions will be taped at The Basement and broadcast on Michaela Compton’s “Local Licks” show which airs each week on Z-98.5. A new video edition of the show will be produced by and broadcast on TV-99 New Albany, who is co-sponsoring the event.

For information about the show, check out The Basement’s Facebook Event Page at

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