Sons of the Delta
Sons of the Delta was formed by two of the top bluesmen in the South West, Mark Cole and Rick Edwards. They play a no-nonsense blend of electric and acoustic blues which includes traditional blues plus new originals. Their music also features occasional sidesteps into other American roots styles such as gospel, hillbilly, bluegrass, cajun and texmex.
Achievements include a visit to Clarksdale, Mississippi where they played at a number of clubs and juke joints including Morgan Freeman’s club Ground Zero. The visit also included time in Jimbo Mathus’s recording studio, Delta Recording, where they were joined by Eric ‘Bassfingers’ Lanier and Jeff Hayes plus legendary bluesmen Sam Carr and Pinetop Perkins to record their second CD, ‘Made In Mississippi’.
In 2006 they returned to the USA and played on the prestigious Emerging Artist stage at the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival in Helena, Arkansas, and since then they have returned numerous times to play at festivals, most notably the Juke Joint Festival at Clarksdale, MS, in 2011 and 2014.
See Sons of the Delta at The Star Inn
Saturday 23 September – 4:00pm
Web site: www.sonsofthedelta.co.uk