Moonshine & Mojo Hands: The Mississippi Blues Series

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Lucious Spiller – photo Jim Jacob

 

New Mississippi blues series to launch on-line April 21 2016

And now for something different AND exciting for lovers of the Mississippi blues scene.

Moonshine & Mojo Hands: The Mississippi Blues Series will premiere via an on-line stream next month.  The web series was created by highly-credentialed Roger Stolle and Jeff Konkel, who previously teamed up on the award-winning blues documentaries M for Mississippi: A Road Trip Through the Birthplace of the Blues and We Juke Up in Here: Mississippi’s Juke Joint Culture at the Crossroads.

For the new project, the duo travelled the back roads of Mississippi’s Delta and Hill Country regions in search of juke joints, house parties, barbecue, soul food, folk artists, moonshiners and, most importantly, the men who keep the the blues alive in.  The show will feature a wide range of musicians both celebrated and obscure.  Featured artists include James “Super Chikan” Johnson, Leo Bud Welch, Jimbo Mathus, Robert “Bilbo” Walker, Mark “Muleman” Massey, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Lucious Spiller, Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood and many more.

The first episode of Moonshine & Mojo Hands: The Mississippi Blues Series will begin streaming online on Thursday April 21 with additional episodes to debut each week.  The entire 10-episode series will stream exclusively online at www.moonshineandmojohands.com.  There’s a tasty series trailer there now.  Moonshine & Mojo Hands is a joint production of Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art and Broke & Hungry Records.  

Bring it on say I!

 

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Leo ‘Bud’ Welch

 

“There’s no denying that many of the towering figures in traditional blues have passed on in recent years, but there are still incredible blues musicians living and working in Mississippi if you know where to look,” Konkel said. “And we know where to look.”

“There’s truly no place else on Earth quite like Mississippi,” Stolle said. “We can’t wait to introduce viewers to all of the great music, food, culture and characters that the state has to offer.”

 

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