Music From The Ground Up | Video Series | Delta Deep Roots

Video Series

Music From The Ground Up  is a locally produced music video series featuring local Delta musicians affiliated with the Deep Roots music project. The series premiered in February 2021 as a result of a ‘creative pivot’ during the global pandemic. The series is housed on the Deep Roots website ( and YouTube channel ( and offers  individual episodes, featuring a single song performance of roots music along with a brief conversation with one of fifteen musicians and bands highlighted in the series. Local artists featured in the Music From The Ground Up series include The Cuz Band, Peyton Aldridge, Tricia Walker, Gran Boiz, Jimi’s People, Jeff McCreary, Variety, Betzenzo, Keith Johnson, Delta String Band, Craig Adams, Alanna Mosley, Mississippi Marshall, Billy Maines, and Neshun. Music From The Ground Up is part of the Deep Roots music initiative, a partnership between Big Front Porch Productions and the City of Cleveland. 

Photo of Jeff McCreary from the Ground Up Video Series

Episode 037: Billy Maines (“Soul Thunder”)

March 22, 2023

Delta troubadour Billy Maines brings a strong folk sensibility to his philosophical original, “Soul Thunder.”