A raw, passionate blend of traditional and original electric/acoustic juke joint & street corner delta blues. Sons of the Delta are two of the top bluesmen in the SouthWest UK - Mark Cole (Maxwell Street Blues Band, the Dockery Boys) and Rick Edwards (the Blueshounds, Hocus Pocus Blues). Between them they have nearly 50 years experience of playing the blues both in Europe and the USA and have played with or opened for many blues greats including Pinetop Perkins, Sam Carr, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Eddie C. Campbell, Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, Kent DuChaine, Alvin Lee, Dr. Feelgood, Paul Lamb & Connie Lush.
This album was recorded at Delta Recording, the studio of former Squirrel Nut Zipper Jimbo Mathus, in downtown Clarksdale Mississippi and in the Crossroads Shack of the Shackup Inn, Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale MS. It features guest appearances by blues legends Pinetop Perkins and Sam Carr plus Clarksdale guitar ace 'Big T' Williams. The rhyhthm section is the wonderful team of Eric 'Bassfingers' Lanier on bass and Jeff 'drummerboy' Hayes on drums.
Here's what some people have said about the Sons of the Delta:
"You guys are the real deal!"
Will Dawson (sound engineer at Delta Recording Studio, Clarksdale, Mississippi)
"I really liked those Elmore James numbers - you got 'that tone' just right"
"You guys have really got a good little unit there...
I thought that was pretty darn good - you don't have to take a back seat to anybody"
Sonny 'Sunshine' Payne (legendary presenter of King Biscuit Time on Radio KFFA, Helena, Arkansas)
"They are exceptional"
John Roberts (Bullfrog Blues Club organiser)