Deep Blues Festival 2009 – Illinois John Fever, Iowa City IA
“We’re a hill country blues outfit from up north and the other side of the river. Influenced by R.L. Burnside, Fred McDowell, Bukka White and others, we play to preserve the acoustic roots of this music much as we play to make it our own. This was how the living blues found us, and this is how we mean to replenish what we take from the well… Most remarkable, we strictly use acoustic instruments and record without amplifiers, gaining notice for our distinctive, trance-stomping originals. “Apocalypse blues,” we call it ragged preaching on genocide, heroin death, war mongers, sex slavery, and other blue terrors of this day.” Illinois John Fever website 2008.
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