Gregg Andrews on the Origins of “Jones County Jubilee”

After last night’s performance by Dr. G and the Mudcats, it’s time to revisit this updated post from 2009!

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Dr. G and the Mudcats performing "Jones County Jubilee" at Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, TX, January 3, 2015 Dr. G and the Mudcats performing “Jones County Jubilee” at Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, TX, January 3, 2015

Many readers have written to tell me how much they enjoy listening to “Jones County Jubilee,” over on my Free State of Jones website. (To visit and listen, click here: website.) The song is performed by Doctor G and the Mudcats, and was written by Doctor G himself, aka Gregg Andrews. Gregg is a historian as well as singer/songwriter, and has published numerous books and articles, including his own community study, City of Dust: A Cement Company Town in the Land of Tom Sawyer (Univ. of Missouri Press, 1996). I’m proud to note that Gregg is also my husband.

Vikki Bynum

The Origins of “Jones County Jubilee”

By Gregg Andrews

As a singer/songwriter, historian, and teacher, I like to use music as a teaching tool to reach students. I grew up…

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