Our line-ups for upcoming recordings are coming together. We've just confirmed some more guests for the summer.
Check out the entire LIVE SCHEDULE for links to each artist and read on for ticket info on each show.
August 9 - Clay Center for the Arts \
Just added to the August 9 show at the Clay Center is a new band featuring members of North Mississippi All-stars, Hill Country Revue. These guys do a gritty, bombastic version of deep south blues that was born in the hill country blues of RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, played with a southern rock attack.
Featuring guitarist Cody Dickinson, bassist Chris Chew, harmonica and vocals by Daniel Robert Coburn, electric slide by Kirk Smithhart and drums by Edward "Hot" Cleveland, their latest album "Make A Move" rocks hard. 'nuff said.
Get your tickets at The Clay Center or charge by phone by calling 304 -561-3570.
Here's a video - You'll start naming influences as soon as you hear the first notes.
August 16 - Bristol TN/VA
Tickets aren't on sale yet for our trip to Bristol (we'll announce it just as soon as they are here on the blog) but we have expanded the line-up to include folk-singer and old-time enthusiast Mike Seeger and R&B Soul-bluesman Robert Cray and his band.
Seeger, who many know as a member of the hugely influential New Lost City Ramblers, has a CD out on Smithsonian Folkways called Early Southern Guitar Sounds. Heck, he's even mentioned in Chronicles, Vol. I by Bob Dylan:
"He played on all the various planes, the full index of the old-time styles, played in all the genres and had the idioms mastered - Delta Blues, ragtime, minstrel songs, buck-and wing, dance reels, play party, hymns and gospel. It's not as if he just played everything well, he played these songs as good as it was possible to play them."
Robert Cray, long-championed soul and blues guitarist, is ready to release a new album to follow up his 2006 live release,
Live from Across the Pond
And a performance of "Old Love" with Eric Clapton. Thank goodness the song has outlasted Clapton's hairstyle!