Fall 2011

Cover of the fall 2011 issue of Catfish Alley

BillyB at his home, Steamboat, in Aberdeen, Miss.

Making Over BillyB
A small-town boy goes to the big city, reinvents himself and finds fame along the way

At Home
Billy Brasfield brings his personal sense of eclectic style to Steamboat, the Aberdeen home he’s made his own

Bob’s Got Sauce
Barbecue is the king of Bob Wiygul’s finger-lickin’ feast

Campaign Quail
Jimmy Bryan and his quest to revive the Prairie’s Northern bobwhite population

Local historian Rufus Ward revisits the golden age of those infamous across-the-river joints

The Road to Oxford
A stroll through Oxford’s past and present, characters and culture

Just Breathe
Go in search of your inner calm with Yoga Bliss’ Jill Williams

Life in Luxe
Full-sized elegance against a backdrop of antebellum opulence

Editor’s Letter

Our Contributors

Book ReviewEmma and Tom Richardson review Suzanne Mars’ What There Is to Say We Have Said:  The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell

The Avid Reader – From classics to contemporary, Rita Cochrane shares her favorite genres and must-reads

One QuestionWhat is your TV guilty pleasure? The shows your friends and neighbors can’t resist.

3 Inspired PeopleJackie Edwards, Charles “La La” Evans and Pam Rhea are letting their lights shine in the Golden Triangle

Food for the SoulMaking the flavors of summer last all winter long. Bess Swedenburg and the joys of canning

Personal SpaceWhere the game plan starts for Mississippi State University’s Head Football Coach Dan Mullen

At the RootNPR’s Gestalt Gardener Felder Rushing wants you to add a little flavor to your garden AND kitchen this fall

Artist’s PortfolioDale Talley:  The mad hatter of the furniture world and a master of found objects

MusicmakerFiddler Leslie Smith makes a whole lot of hard work sound easy in this issue’s musician profile

Social CallAdele Elliott’s ‘spirited’ take on the South

Restaurant ReviewG.E. Light heads to The Halfway House in Starkville, for a tasty plate-full and a pint … or two or three…

Parting Shot