Since the 1970s, it's been a blessing to have played in many wonderful places, far & near, working with some famous and many not-so-famous (but great) musicians. Every gig is an odyssey.
ABOUT THE VIDEOS: the top video is the last Blues Vespers at the Circular Church, October 11, 2020. Six pieces of music combined with message, meditation, and scripture. The songs (in order): 1) Blues With a Feeling (Little Walter), 2) Rio Angie (SCS original), 3) Love Love Love (Sugar Boy Crawford), 4) Camino a Copacabana (SCS original), 5) I Got a Long Way to Go (SCS original), and 6) Jesus Is the Greatest Gift to Man (SCS original). Thanks to Tyler, Susan, Kathryn, Jeremy, and all the good folks at Circular.
The row of three videos: 1) Paris, 2008 with Dr. Pickup at Cafe-Concert Utopia, 2) playing washboard with Georgia country blues legend John Lee Ziegler at Blues Estafette (Utrecht, NL, November, 1995), and 3) Poland, 2015 - the last concert of a nationwide tour with the band Green Grass aka Transatlantic Blues Project.
Next: FestiBlues Bolivia (La Paz, July, 2017), a brand new song written for the occasion that afternoon in the Hotel Ritz - "Camino a Copacabana", performed with two superb local folklore musicians (charango and zamponas).
The row of two videos are 1) "Big Meal at Midnight" (solo), cut for "Balcony TV", a global series of performances on rooftops, balconies, etc. The setting is Morgan Creek Grill (now out of business) on the Isle of Palms (SC) on a rainy afternoon. And the second is that Cali gig on March 6, 2020 with Pancho Ocampo playing some great guitar. That was my last public gig since the onset of COVID-19.
Bottom: With North Carolina blues patriarch Richard "Big Boy" Henry, Blues to Bop (Lugano, Switzerland), August, 1993. Dave Peabody, guitar; Rob Mason, harmonica.
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And we are all wondering... Where do we go next?... The answer MUST be: "Nowhere is too far to go."
----Thank you for your support!
SHRIMP CITY SLIM, Charleston, SC, December 31, 2020