Songs are based on pre-WW II country blues
, ragtime, and Delta blues classics, with original twists to the performance and witty new lyrics.
The Mississippi Hill Country blues
always retained a specific feel which was due, in part, to its isolation in the north of the state of Mississippi, close to the Tennessee border.
Not one easy to pigeonhole, his music is the love-child of country blues
Led by Reverend Peyton, who many consider to be the premier finger picker playing today, he has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues
Known for his electric blues, folk and country blues
, the Ivas John Band includes musicians Mel Goot, Charlie Morrill, Jamie Pender, and Ivas John.
Charters' first book, "The Country Blues
,'' came in 1959.
In her moving new book Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records (Scribners), author Amanda Petrusich dives deep into the world of the insular obscurantists who adore the country blues
and other misty musical stylings recorded on 78s in the 1920s and '30s.
The line-up was completed by country blues
singer Cabey and local band Brownbear, the support acts at the gig.
Liner notes: "We just can't make it by ourselves," wheezes Todd Snider, as searing slide guitar recasts Randy Newman's populist lament as scruffy country blues
. Behind the music: Snider, who does his own iconoclastic alt-country solo act, joined members of Widespread Panic and Chris Robinson's band for this earthy covers set, which includes songs associated with the likes of BR549 and Lucinda Williams.
David Jacobs-Strain and the Crunk Mountain Boys will play slide guitar-driven country blues
at 9:30 p.m.
"Mississippi Hill Country Blues
1967" tells the story of that unique style of blues and one man's quest to find it.
GUISBOROUGH Rhythm and Blues Club host The Nightporters tomorrow, 8.30pm at Guisborough Town Football Club - the original line up of the west country blues
band reunited for the first time in 12 years.