“I got the idea from the film, 'The Town.' The movie is about Boston gangsters. A father in prison says this to his son. What a beautiful thing for a hard man to say."
Join two blues journalism and preservation legends, Roger Stolle and Don Wilcock, as they dedicate this, their eighth annual Call and Response Blues Symposium, to King Biscuit’s beloved patriarch Sunshine Sonny Payne.
Although Farr currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, when he is home you can most likely find him at the Blue Front Cafe in the company of his mentor Jimmy "Duck" Holmes.
"The majority of the lyrics to 'Down To Memphis' were written in a taxi cab on the way to the Memphis airport a couple years ago."
When Wayne brings the boogie-woogie-blues to those 88 keys he is rockin' 'em, squeezing every drop of goodness he can out of every one of them.
"I love it when things happen organically, when it's natural and not forced. That's what it was like. That was the experience." - Shemekia Copeland
"I'm a torch singer, somebody who can do a little bit of everything," says Barnett. "Pop, blues, gospel, country, soul — songs with emotion are what I do."