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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Story of Dixie Square Mall & the End of an Era



Remember the police scene in the Blues Brothers film? Of course you do! But if you need a recap, here ya go:




It took place in the iconic (and now destroyed) took place at the Dixie Square Mall in Chicago. It has been demolished 30 years after the film, but I got an interesting article detailing the demolishing and some other insights. Head on over [here] to see it.




Monday, November 16, 2015

A Bluesy Weekend Special



Hey folks, after a long break from performing, I'm back with the blues, and back to back with 2 shows this weekend! I've got a setlist comprised of new and rare songs, and I'm happy to have probably the best harp player I've ever played with, Steve, to join me in the set.

First, on Friday 20th November, at the Khareef Festival at DAI Cultural Center in Yarmouk:




And on Saturday the 21st at Qout Market, Sahara Golf Club:





Thursday, November 12, 2015

'Too Poor to Die' - Louisiana Red




One of the biggest blues woes is the lack of finance... to most of us, we try and hustle to pay the rent, but also the reality of dying is true; you have to pay to get buried, to have a plot of land to be buried in, along with taxes and the like.

This song was released by bluesman Louisiana Red in 1964, and has become one of his staples. I will be performing this song in the near future (stay tuned!)


Thursday, November 5, 2015

"V8 Ford Blues" / James Cotton, Paul Butterfield & Elvin Bishop



This is a rare gem of a song; Chicago blues legends James Cotton, Paul Butterfield and Elvin Bishop sat down to play one of Cotton's classic tunes, in a stripped down late night blues.

The song is also known as "Down at Your Burial".