Wednesday, June 30, 2010

'Mystery train..'

I was on my way uptown last night and came across a blues guitar player called Delta Dave Johnson playing in the 42nd Street Subway. He was rocking an old Danelectro and harmonica and it sounded great. Listened for a while and bought one of his two CDs, 'Mean Bus Driver'.

There's more footage of Delta Dave playing over at the StreetMusicSounds blog, and a couple of photos on Flickr. One here has a bit of information, and there's a nice b/w shot here. But his web site doesn't seem to be working, so I can't give any more of a picture, except to say that his CD is well worth hearing.


On the subject of great blues, every so often I get to go through the DVR and burn to disc some shows that I want to save. There were some good ones this time, including a Mountain Stage broadcast from a couple of years back with John Hammond (son of the legendary producer who signed Springsteen to Columbia Records). He's playing next week at Lincoln Center as part of the Blind Boys of Alabama's mini-festival.

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