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Blues and Roots from Chicago: Bubbles Brown

Blues and Roots from Chicago: Bubbles Brown

Hailing from Chicago two piece band Bubbles Brown brings some fine blues and roots music into the world. This music is Soulful and in some songs like “Paper Plane Blues” you might think they hired Stevie Wonder to sing some blues, but no it is Bubbles Brown original.

This 2 piece band consists of Bubbles Brown (Guitar, Vocals) and Washboard Ben (Percussion, Vocals). According to these guys bio they “Cut their teeth ont the blues deep in the subways of Chicago, busking for change an the occasional dollar”. We all know there is no better way to learn the blues like that.

Debut Album MT. Gilead

Don’t expect a big backline Bubbles and Ben use only a guitar, a washboard, sock Cymbal and a suitcase bass drum. There music is a mix of pre-war blues and country mixed in a blend of modern electricity.

Recently these guys release their full lenght debut album MT. Gilead.  The album which contains 15 songs is really an incredible mix of blues, roots and country  from the 20s to the 50s.

SOUNDS LIKE: Two piece Pokey Lafarge band | Stevie Wonder playing Blues and Roots | Tampa Red,  meets Big Bill Broonzy | Sonny Boy Williamson

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