Some years ago he used to play with a full rhythm and blues band. These days he mainly plays solo. His music is original, his style is distinctive and he is deeply versed in the Blues music and culture of Mississippi and Louisiana. I’m not sure that a comparison is warranted but perhaps Otis Taylor occasionally sounds a little bit similar.
His CDs don’t come all that often and they are worth waiting for. The previous one, Way Down the River, revealed the experience of the American blacks as though he had been born a black in Mississippi. His new CD, Downunder the Blues, focuses on concerns and experiences in Australia, including the Aborigines and the Environment.
It was a memorable performance, as you might well imagine.
A few more images (another 4 for 8 in total).