"Mule" stands out as consummate Townsend. Omnivore Recordings' inclusion of the eight previously unissued tracks is a gift to the entire blues loving world.
His friendship with Levon Helm led to an introduction to Leon Russell, who got Davis into session work. He joined Taj Mahal around that same time, playing guitar and piano on Mahal's first three albums and co-writing some of the songs.
"'Head Held High' is a song I wrote that is close to literally true," Margolin shared.
Check out this video of Colin James breaking down each song, one by one, from his recent release 'Miles To Go'.
"I grew up poor man. I grew up with black folks and white folks, and the common denominator was that we were poor folks." - Boscoe France
"The title 'Prime Blues' refers to both my love of the blues as well as my love of mathematics," Allchin says. "'Prime Blues' is more concentrated blues than my past albums and at the same time more diverse in terms of style, guitar technique, and guitar tone."
'Poor Until Payday' is the group's second offering on their own Family Owned Records label through Thirty Tigers.
A festival of what's good for the taste buds, ears, and soul, Bacon Blues & Big Stories will take place in Mahr Park at Hidden Hills Farm.