I came across a nice story of two musicians who met in the remote land of Lithuania. A small country with a big musical heart. Blues musician Mighty Mo Rodgers (USA) and the keeper of ancient African Griot traditions, Baba Sissoko (Mali) found common ground in their Griot Blues sound. The result is a unique album built on blues and ancient roots music.
They clearly built their music in the house of blues and took inspiration from all styles in the roots, soul and blues genre before it developed into Rock ‘n’Roll. This results in soulful and bluesy songs with a whole lot of diversity. Trainman Blues is hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark and recently released three singles from their upcoming album.
The Blues Sisters of Larkin Poe Hailin’ originally from Atlanta Georgia just released a new single “Preachin’ Blues’. as part of their upcoming album Peach. This Cover of Delta Blues legend Son House contains intense beats, magnificent slide guitar licks, and soulful vocals.
Hailin’ from New Orleans The Deslondes are remarkable for their inventive take on New Orleans Country and Rhythm and Blues. From Bluegrass to Folk and further, it is amazing how this band adopts all genres in the American Roots tradition in their repertoire. This September the band released their sophomore album Hurry Home via New West Records.
New Orleans based The Deslondes
The Deslondes released their second album which includes my personal favorites “Muddy Water” and “Hurricane Shakedown”. Hurry Home contains 13 songs in a variety of blues, roots, and country.
The Punk roots Rockers of the Legendary Shack Shakers are about to release a new record on August 25th. via Last Chance Records. Prior to the album release, they aired a new song called “After You’ve Gone”
“The maddest, baddest, most outrageous band in America”
These Guys have often been described as “The maddest, baddest, most outrageous band in America.. a rockabilly version of the Sex Pistols.” Alsof frontman J.D Wilkes The “last greatest Rock N Roll frontman”.
The Shack Shakers sure made name for themself, and luckily, last June I had the pleasure to see these guys live on stage which was a fantastic Rock N Roll experience.
The Legendary Shack Shakers – “After You’ve Gone”