Drink Small is South Carolina's greatest living blues artist, a versatile & unique performer who has been recording since the mid-1950s.
Born in Bishopville (Lee County) in 1933, Drink Small has one of the deepest bass voices in modern music and plays wicked guitar (and, on occasion, barrelhouse piano). As much a blues storyteller as a singer/instrumentalist, Drink weaves wild & woolly tales around his music... a session with this bluesman truly is a one-of-a-kind experience. He has played the Chicago Blues Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, King Biscuit, Mississippi Valley...the list goes on and on.
"Blues Doctor: Live & Outrageous!" (originally released in 1988 as a cassette-only) is the ultimate Drink Small document, capturing performances in Charleston, SC 1986-88. Most of the tracks are Drink solo (electric guitar & vocal) with a sprinkling of band tracks for good measure. This album was nominated for a W.C. Handy Award the year it came out. Several of the tracks can still be heard on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio.
A must-have for any fan of real-deal blues and certainly for anyone who has experienced Drink Small LIVE!