Some photos from the road and the King Biscuit Blues Festival, October 4-7, 2017.
Coffindaffer crosses outside Tutwiler, MS
Vince Johnson, Main Stage
My parents in Stovall, MS
McDowell County, WV, Pocahontas, VA, and Thurmond, WV.
Here’s a selection of recordings about spending Christmas behind bars.
This mid-1920s sermon is by Rev. J.M. Gates, a hugely popular pre-war gospel recording artist from Georgia.
Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell left us this smooth song in 1929.
L.A.-based vocal group The Youngsters tell us how to avoid spending Christmas in jail in this 1956 Empire recording.
Last, John Prine in 2000 gives us a ballad from the imagined inside of prison.