Sharde Thomas, grandaughter of Otha Turner and the leader of the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band, is hosting her own event this Saturday. I talked to her the other day, and she suggested that acts likely to play are–besides her group–the gospel group the Como Mamas, Rev. John Wilkins, Mark “Muleman” Massey, R.L. Boyce, and Richard Johnston. Later on the evening there’ll be a dj.
Directions to Otha’s Place, 934 O.B. McClinton Road
Coming from Memphis: Take the Senatobia exit of I-55(Highway 4). Go east on Highway 4 about three miles. Take a left on Gravel Springs road, go about three miles, and then take a left on O.B. McClinton Road. It’s on the right after about a mile.
Coming from Batesville: Take the Como exit of I-55 (Highway 310). Go east on Highway 310 about two miles, take a left on Hunter’s Chapel Road, which turns into Gravel Springs Road. Go about four miles, and take a right on O.B. McClinton. It’s on the right after about a mile.
You can also get onto Highways 4 and 310 from Highway 7 to the east.