Friday, November 1, 2019

Lou, Gabe, and Jeff



It was very pleasing to see Lou Shields and Mississippi Gabe Carter again, and in one place. I met Lou about 10 years ago at Paul Henry's Art Gallery. He was the first musician that caught my attention. His delta bluegrass 30's style of music puts you in a simpler time, yet different and perhaps more difficult struggles. Lou can story tell just talking to us, and in the music he rights and sings. He gets his motivation from the vibrations around us during his travels, and his family history and people he meets. It becomes very special when you recognize one of those stories, because you were there. Like the story he told about Meredith Judd. Judd's photograph is above.

I met Gabe Carter (Mississippi Gabe) from our roots music Office Sessions. This was a unique time in my life and with the local (Chicago) roots music scene. Gabe's voice, tone, play, and deep down connection with God, all harmonize in to his Mississippi Bentoia distinctive style of blues. Gabe soulful music storytelling puts you in the moment as it was meant for.

Jeff Stone accompanied Mississippi Gabe, playing on his harp(s). Talk about blues revival, Jeff was amazing! (This was the first time seeing Jeff.) He stepped in, body and soul, giving us a night to remember.

Of course this evening would not have been possible without the upcoming Chicago Cigar Box Guitar Festival this weekend, held at the Friendly Tap in Berwyn. Here is the link. I really enjoyed the family and welcoming atmosphere. Thank you, Brian!


Lou Shields







   





Mississippi Gabe and Jeff Stone







 



 













 







Here is some "in camera" photographs I took (shown above in color), no post editing.







Lou Shields


Mississippi Gabe Carter


Jeff Stone


Friendly Tap
6733 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
708.484.9794



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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Oddities, Novelties & Monstrasities Market - 1st Annual



Uncle John's Flea Market, that is where we were at today, to see the Underground Prophets at the 1st Annual Oddities, Novelties & Monstrasities Market in Cedar Lake, Indiana.











 


The vendor in the next couple photographs could not get enough of Underground Prophets. She had here hands in the air dancing to the Prophets, as it were.


 


Great food, great people. They had some scary clowns doing a real good job enticing you to their candy, then locking you up, sort of. Well okay, free face painting for the kids. 




And of course the flea market was going on. No pets allowed. Bummer.





Back to inside the Market. It did cost $5 to get in. I thought it worth it just for the band, yet there were a lot of cool artists vending their talent here. My bride Christi has some better photographs of that which I will link to when her blog is up.







Yes, the most delicious chicken taco we have ever eaten!!!


 












Oddities, Novelties & Monstrosities Market
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If you are looking for a fun band for an event, look no further:

Underground Prophets


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