The contents of Po’ Monkey’s, one of the last remaining juke joints located just outside of Merigold, Mississippi will be sold at auction.
“Violins were made to be taken apart. Guitars are not made to be taken apart.”
St. Louis, and Houston (because hey, what’s blues without a wee bit of Texas in there somewhere?) flavor his blues. Rock and Roll and Country can clearly be heard in there as well.
‘The Big Bad Blues’ is a mix of Gibbons’ original tunes along with covers of classics. It will hit the street on September 21st on Concord Records.
“I was inspired by the challenge to take Rolling Stones songs and turn them into Chicago blues grooves, while at the same time maintaining both the Chicago blues tradition and sound and doing the same for the Rolling Stones songs…”
“Everyone involved in this project chose each track with tremendous care and deep respect for the body of work Tom Petty created over the course of 40 years.”
“New Orleans Cookin'” showcases the unmistakable influence of soulful funk and the savory flavor of New Orleans.
The 63-year-old singer, composer, and producer had surgery to remove “a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy.”