Living Blues #263 September/October 2019
Earl “Little Joe” Ayers
Blues Come Deeply from My Heart
By Margo Cooper
Little Joe Ayers carries on the legacy of North Mississippi Hill Country music. An elder in the scene now, Ayers played with R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough back in the days before Fat Possum recorded them, and he continues to make his own music today.
Andrew “Shine” Turner
The Blues Is My Roots
By Margo Cooper
Clarksdale, Mississippi, native Andrew “Shine” Turner is one of the links between Delta blues past and Delta blues future. Turner schooled with Big Jack Johnson, Frank Frost, Sam Carr, and CV Veal, and today he carries on their legacy as a member of the Stone Gas Band.
The Delta Blues Museum
40 Years of Showcasing the Blues
By Bill Kopp
Having humble beginnings as a small exhibit in the local library, the Delta Blues Museum is now a world-class museum with nearly 5,000 square feet of gallery space. We celebrate the museum’s 40th anniversary.
The Death and Life of Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore
By Burgin Mathews
On Easter weekend in 1952 in Birmingham, Alabama, Gatemouth Moore staged his own death and resurrection in one of the great showbiz acts in a long career of great acts. The bluesman turned preacher was a master showman who was never at a loss for words or ideas.
Let It Roll
Otis Rush at Cobra Records
By Jas Obrecht
In the late 1950s Eli Toscano recorded some of the genre’s most electrifying blues sides. For many, the pinnacle of these recordings was the last session he did with Otis Rush in early 1959.
- New Releases: Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969, Toronzo Cannon, and the Stone Gas Band
- Reissues: Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records, Doctor Ross, and John Lee Hooker.
Artist to Artist with Keith Little
LB Talks to Guitar Shorty
Cover photo by Margo Cooper
Little Joe Ayers at the King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, Arkansas, October 5, 2019.