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Reverend Robert is a master of prewar blues. He has delved deep into the styles of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and other delta blues giants. In the past two decades he has become accomplished at many other early twentieth century styles including ragtime and early jazz, Hawaiian and Caribbean. He combines these styles seamlessly in a combination of infectious rhythm and an authentic acoustic sound. In 2004 he took first place at the National Slide Guitar Festival in North Carolina The Reverend is known for his true conviction, and powerful delivery. You can hear it on his latest CD "Preachin' Blues." I caught Reverend Robert's set at last years Biscuit and then we ran into each other on the street during the International Blues Challenge and I asked him to join me on the show and he accepted. Then Big Jon Short will join me. Big Jon comes to us from Couch Favorite Brandon Santini who has recorded with Bog Jon. Armed with a suitcase kick-drum, National Reso-phonic Guitar, Lowebow cigar-box reso-hillharp, Reso-Ukulele and kazoo, Big Jon Short's high energy solo performances bring a foot-stomping show that taps into the heart of the songs, regional styles, and folklore of the Blues and its importance to American music. We will talk to Big Jon about his life and music.
UPDATED - Brandon Santini will also join me the night before his new album is pre-released!
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