A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks
Hi everyone, hope your doing well.
I played a few songs in a two night event featuring songs of the Mississippi Sheiks this last weekend. What a riot. Vancouver producer and musician Steve Dawson put this together and did a fantastic job keeping a ton of musicians on stage at the right time and in the right key.
John Hammond, Dave Alvin, Geoff Muldaur, Van Dyke Parks, Bob Brozman, Jim Byrnes and a host of other fabulous artists. Each played 3 songs or so a night and then often played together as well to make a really interesting show. I have been a huge fan of John Hammond for years and although we’ve met a number of times over that time, I had never played on stage with him so it was a real honour. What a gentleman. Geoff Muldaur was great and if you don’t know his singing, he sang on the Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s Better Days recording years ago. Great singer.
The house band was fantastic and I had a really good time. Well I guess that’s it for now.