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March 13, 2008 · 1 comment
Earlier this month, I offered some speculations on which of the younger generation of guitarists might deserve to be crowned as the new king of acoustic blues. Yet what about the plugged in world of electric blues?
While "total gods of the guitar" - try saying that in your best Jack Black voice - such as B.B. King and Eric Clapton, still walk the earth, none of the new kids on the block will eclipse their artistry. But when checking out the youngsters of electric blues, I find myself coming back again and again to the fun and exciting recordings of the North Mississippi All-Stars. This always interesting band has a new CD out, Hernando, and we are featuring a track from this release, "I'd Love To Be a Hippy" as Song of the Day. If you aren't familiar with blues heritage of the North Mississippi hill country, or with this high energy ensemble, now is a good occasion to make their acquaintance.
This blog entry posted by Ted Gioia