Lo Noom: Mississippi’s teenage prodigy producer

Presbyterian Christian High School senior Andrew Newman, 17, produces music at his home in south Hattiesburg Thursday. Over the summer Newman released a music project titled Lo Noom, a blend of R&B, funk and psychedelic rock. To hear the album go to https://soundcloud.com/andrew-newman-4/sets/groovy(Photo: Eli Baylis/Hattiesburg American)

As Mississippis claim of being the birthplace of Americas music is rooted in the fields of Dockery Farms, on the train out of Meridian with Jimmie Rodgers and in the Clarksdale hotel where Ike Turner rehearsed Rocket 88, its fingerprints are felt in an era dominated by beat makers and stay-at-home producers.

Thomas Pentz was born in Tupelo