Exhibit: Photos By Bill Steber

Tate & Panola County Peoples
Photos by Bill Steber

Sunday AUG. 30, 2020
Exhibit Opening Reception
3pm

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RL Boyce at 2015 Hill Country Picnic. Tinype photo © Bill Steber
RL Boyce at 2015 Hill Country Picnic. Tinype photo © Bill Steber
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RL Boyce and RL Burnside perform at the annual fife and drum picnic on the farm of Otha Turner in Gravel Springs, MS. photo by Bill Steber
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RL Boyce plays with Cody and Luther Dickinson during the annual fife and drum picnic at Otha Turner’s farm in Gravel Springs, MS. photo © Bill Steber
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RL Boyce plays snare with Otha Turner during the 2002 fife and drum picnis in Gravel Springs, MS. photo © Bill Steber
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RL Boyce plays guitar at Otha Turner’s farm in Gravel Springs, MS. photo © Bill Steber
Tintype of RL Boyce in downtown Clarksdale, MS. photo by Bill Steber
Tintype of RL Boyce in downtown Clarksdale, MS. photo by Bill Steber
RL Boyce at his home in Como, MS. Photo © Bill Steber Photography
RL Boyce at his home in Como, MS. Photo © Bill Steber Photography
RL Boyce performing at Otha Turner's annual August picnic
RL Boyce performing at Otha Turner’s annual August picnic
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RL Boyce and Sean Apple play at Grandma’s Sports Bar in Clarksdale MS as Sherena Boyce dances. Photo by Bill Steber
RL Boyce and daughter at the annual Otha Turner Picnic
RL Boyce and daughter at the annual Otha Turner Picnic
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(L to R): Luther Dickinson, RL Burnside and RL Boyce play on the porch during the annual Otha Turner fife and drum picnic in Gravel Springs, MS. © Bill Steber Photography
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RL Boyce by the railroad tracks in downtown Como, MS. Photo © Bill Steber Photography
RL Boyce plays guitar in his yard in Como, MS. photo © Bill Steber
RL Boyce plays guitar in his yard in Como, MS. photo © Bill Steber
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Fife and Drum picnic at Otha Turner’s farm in Gravel Springs, MS featuring performances by Otha Turner, Sharde Thomas, RL Boyce, Luther Dickinson, Cag Young and members of the Otha Turner family. Photo © Bill Steber Photography
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RL Boyce performs at the annual Otha Turner Fife and Drum picnic in Gravel Springs, MS. Photo © Bill Steber Photography
Tintype of R.L Boyce at his home in Como, MS. photo by Bill Steber
Tintype of R.L Boyce at his home in Como, MS. photo by Bill Steber
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R.L Boyce dances as Wakefield “Big Moody” Coney performs at the Sunflower River blues and gospel festival Photo © Bill Steber Photography
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RL Boyce at 2016 Hill Country Picnic north of Oxford MS. Wetplate Project Photo © Bill Steber
RL Boyce at home in Como, MS. photo © Bill Steber
RL Boyce at home in Como, MS. photo © Bill Steber
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R.L. Boyce Gravel Springs, MS 1998 R.L. Boyce plays guitar in the guest house on Otha Turner’s farm, framed by a wood-burning stove. Boyce, who plays in the rythmic, single-chord style common to the Hill Country, has also been one of Otha Turner main drummers at fife and drum picnics since his teen years in the early 1970’s.

Bill Steber, a Tennessee photographer has been a documenting Southern Folk Life for 30 years. His exquisite photos reveal the confounding beauty of the  21th C. American South.
Visit Bill’s website here Bill Steber Photography

 

 

 

 

 

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