JIMBO MATHUS & THE TRI-STATE COALITION

JIMBO MATHUS & THE TRI-STATE COALITION

DAVID LUNING BAND

Wed, June 18, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

JIMBO MATHUS & THE TRI-STATE COALITION
JIMBO MATHUS & THE TRI-STATE COALITION
The late, great producer, raconteur, pianist, session man, artist and sage Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus "the singing voice of Huck Finn." Outside the South, Jimbo is likely best known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers, or as the catalyst for Buddy Guy's breakthrough Sweet Tea in 2001 and Guy's Grammy-winning Blues Singer album. In his native Mississippi, and throughout the South, Mathus is recognized as the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. Think Delta highways, bowling-pin Budweisers and "innerplanetary honky-tonk" for the masses. His credits include vocals on the North Mississippi Allstars' Electric Blue Watermelon and was, himself, Grammy-nominated for his participation on the Jim Dickinson memorial album, Onward and Upward as a member of Luther Dickinson & The Sons of Mudboy. He also joined forces with Luther and Alvin Youngblood Hart, forming the retro-roots "supergroup" South Memphis String Band whose Memphis International debut was Home Sweet Home.

He recorded Confederate Buddha, his forthcoming solo album to be released by Memphis International on May 24 with his current band, The Tri-State Coalition, featuring solid talent cut from the same Delta cloth. He describes the sound as "...a true Southern amalgam of blues, white country, soul and rock-n-roll." The idea behind the album's title germinated from Jimbo's interest in regional folklore and art forms. "I got the (Alan) Lomax book [The Land Where The Blues Began] and found myself going where he went and those same places, the same churches are still there and I was finding these weird country people who are backwoods bodhisattvas – oracles, rural sages who are so wise and of the past projecting an image of both peace and rebellion.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/