We had a chance to catch bluesman Mike Ross along with some other great UK blues artists as part of the Wrotham Arms online blues and roots festival back in February, during which Ross performed a number of songs from his upcoming album The Clovis Limit -Tennessee Transition.
Ross first caught our ear a few years back with his album Jenny’s Place, and then again with his gritty Wrotham Arms set, which included — among other gems like Ross’ “The Only Place You Ever Take Me is Down” and revisiting of his earlier “Fixing to Die” — this Bukka White classic (later re-popularized by Mississippi Fred McDowell), “Shake ‘Em on Down”.
And that’s just one of the covers from Ross’ new album, where you’ll also hear his takes on Charlie Patton’s “Screamin’ & Hollerin’ the Blues” and Blind Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues” along with originals such as “Young Man”, “Blow Away”, “Don’t Say a Word” and “None of Your Business” that all work quite well with those covers. Enjoy!
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