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!

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Kenyon Hall

Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA

Acoustic blues ala JMD!!! A rare West Seattle sighting!!


Marc Hoffman House Concert

Marc Hoffman House Concert

John, Grant, and Orville bring the country blues magic to an intimate house concert in Duvall WA. Come join them!!!


JMD with special guest Rich Del Grosso

Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA

JMD play their sweet country blues and welcome blues buddy Rich Del Grosso from Houston TX, known far and wide for his mandolin mastery!!!

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