Wotton Blues Festival

Wotton Blues Festival

Sons of the Delta

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 critically acclaimed 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.

Their much-loved third CD, ‘Tasty Nuggets’, features several special guests including Canadian blues guitarist Mike Myers from the Myers Brothers Blues Band. It was the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association’s ‘Album of the Month’ in August 2014. This is also the first full band CD featuring regular rhythm section, Lyndon Webb and Martin Fitzgibbon. The digital EP ‘Tasty Sides’ released in 2015 features three more songs from the ‘Tasty Nuggets’ session.

‘Red Hot at Peppers’ is the fourth album and features Mark and Rick in acoustic duo format. It was recorded live at Peppers Cafe during the Gloucester Rhythm & Blues festival and once again has had rave reviews.

See Sons of the Delta at The Star Inn
Saturday 21 September – 9:15pm

Website: http://sonsofthedelta.co.uk/