Road Blues is an
acoustic band that features guitars (slide, 6 and 12-string), mandolin,
harmonica and percussion to accompany vibrant solo and call
& response vocals.
Pre-World War II blues can be said to have a dual nature. It is structurally
formulaic (both musically and textually), but as a largely solo
medium, it has also provided artists with enormous freedom to create
intensely personal styles.* In this album Big Road Blues
applies these contrasting qualities of uniformity and individuality to
fashion new arrangements by combining musical ideas from the recordings
of various pre-war blues greats -- the crossing of roots.
(Ken Ficara was on the right side in the performance shown above , but he was out of camera range)