...CUPCAKES AND JUKIN' THE DIRTY SOUTH!

HEY EVERYONE!
HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING THE NEW E.P. !
IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW, I AM ON MY 2017 JUKE JOINT TOUR TO MS.!

FIRST DAY, I MADE A STOP IN K.C. AND FOUND MYSELF AT A JAZZ JAM THAT STARTED AT 1AM AND DOESN'T STOP UNTIL 5AM.
I TOLD MY BUDDY WHO TOOK ME HOW LUCKY HE IS TO LIVE IN A CITY WHERE THAT HAPPENS EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT.
FROM THERE I DROVE STRAIGHT THROUGH INTO HOLLY SPRINGS, MS.  TO FOX FIRE RANCH TO PLAY A SET WITH BILL "HOWLIN' MADD" PERRY AND  WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED TO CATCH A SET OF LEO BUD WELSCH FOLLOWED BY CEDRIC BURNSIDE AND LIGHTNING MALCOLM!
I GOT TO SPEND EASTER SUNDAY HANGING WITH THE PERRY FAMILY  TALKING STORY AND EATING GOOD AT THE FAMILY HOME IN THE HILL COUNTRY OUTSIDE OXFORD, MS.
LATER THAT EVENING I MADE MY WAY DOWN TO CLARKSDALE AND STOPPED  RED'S LOUNGE TO SEE WHAT WAS  HAPPENING AND MARK "MULE MAN" MASSEY JUST SO HAPPENED TO BE PLAYING AND THE JAM SESSION JUST FIRED UP AND KEPT ROLLING WITH SOME OF THE AREAS FINEST MUSICIANS, INCLUDING A JAM WITH MYSELF, MULE MAN,  RAZOR BLADE, DEAK HARP, AND LUCIOUS SPILLER! KILLER FIRST NIGHT IN TOWN!
THE FOLLOWING NIGHT I ROCKED A SOLO SET AT RED'S AND MADE A LIVE RECORDING I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SHARING WITH Y'ALL!!
I'M WORKING ON RECORDING ALL MY SHOWS AND DOCUMENTING MY EXPERIENCES AS BEST I CAN FOR ROLLING COMPLETELY SOLO ON THIS TOUR.
THE NIGHT AFTER I MADE MY WAY UP TO HANG AT MULE MAN'S HOUSE WHERE HE TREATED ME TO HOME COOKED MEAL OF SOME OF THE BEST DAMN SOUL FOOD COOKING I EVER HAD AND LET ME PLAY HIS ORIGINAL 1943 GIBSON ARCH TOP ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND TOLD ME MIND BLOWING STORIES ABOUT HIS LIFE.
RIGHT NOW JUST PREPPING UP FOR MY SHOWS AT JUKE JOINT FEST!

HEADING DEEPER INTO THE SOUTH NEXT WEEK FOR FESTIVALSEASON IN THE BAYOU AND MY FIRST VISIT TO NOLA DURING JAZZ FEST!!!

THANKS FOR READING!!!

MORE TO COME!!! STAY TUNED!!!
 

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