Thursday, June 10, 2010, Howlin Wolf would be 100 years old.
Help us celebrate & howl at the Continental Club in Austin that night. We’ll be playing all-Wolf, all night long. We have four dynamite ensembles serving as the house band and many great special guests. Here’s the lineup, with a complete list of the performers below.
just added: Anne McCue
10:15 PM CHURCHWOOD (Joe Doerr, Bill Anderson, BillySteve Korpi, Julien Peterson) + special guests
10:40 Greg Izor & the BOX KICKERS + special guests
11:05 Jon Dee Graham & Jesse Sublett’s MURDER BALLAD SHOW + special guests
11:45 EVE & EXILES + special guests
12:30 BIGFOOT CHESTER + special guests
Jesse Sublett, my terrible self, your host & show producer, also on bass most of the night & singing a handful of these great songs, is happy to present these great musicians who will be either anchoring the house band or featured on a song or two:
Billy Steve Korpi
Gary Clark, Jr.
Greg Izor & The Box Kickers
Joe Doerr (Churchwood)
Jon Dee Graham
Walter Daniels (BigFoot Chester)
A good starting place for info on Howlin Wolf can be found here.
See other updates & background on the show here.
For more info on these great ensembles, please check their links: Eve & the Exiles, Churchwood and the Box Kickers. You can read about the Murder Ballad Show on this site on my GIGS page, mostly. I am particularly excited about reviving BigFoot Chester at these tributes for several reasons. I mean, even their name is a tribute to the Mighty Wolf (who was born Chester Arthur Burnett and he wore size 18 shoes), and they were just a great band. See a discography here and a video here. For this show, that band will consist of Walter Daniels (vocal, sax, harp), Davy Jones (guitar), Bill Anderson (guitar), Tom Lewis (drums), Brad Fordham (bass), and myself on six string bass.
Have I mentioned that the fabulous Izzy Cox will be doing a duet with me on “Back Door Man” and also giving you a lethal “Spoonful” of blues? Well, it bears repeating. She’ll be singing with the Murder Ballad Show ensemble. … More details next time!