The blues in its purest form doesn’t require screaming electric guitars, pounding drums and flashing lights. A harmonica, a mandolin, an acoustic guitar, and the kind of singing that has been marinated in three lifetimes of soulful musicmaking is more than enough. Orville Johnson, John Miller, and Grant Dermody are living those lifetimes and playing a style of blues that reaches back to the roots and branches of this vital American music.
All three of these superb musicians have played, studied, and taught others about the country blues for most of their lives and are more excited about it now than ever. The music of the blues masters like Robert Johnson, Tampa Red, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Robert Wilkins springs to life in the hands of these three talented musicians. The people who play this music best are those that love it the most and Grant, John, and Orville illustrate that in every song they play.
They got together to perform a few years ago when all three were on staff at the Port Townsend Blues Workshop and have found occasions to keep doing it, though they all maintain busy solo careers as well. They've created two CDs together, Deceiving Blues and We Heard the Voice of a PorkChop, both available here at the store page. Don't miss a chance to hear these masters of acoustic blues when they come to your town!