Diehard acoustic blues champion - whose great Blues 2.0 (Electro-Fi) disc has been nominated for a W.C. Handy Award in the acoustic album category - plays the Black Swan tonight (Thursday, February 26).
Shout, Sister, Shout "Lately I've been doing some religious songs - more what I'd call 'old traditional' than gospel - and I enjoyed this tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe."
The Staple Singers This May Be The Last Time "My grandmother was a fan, and I remember she had a Staple Singers photo on her wall, but I didn't really appreciate their music until after that picture was lost in a flood. This song that Mavis sings always lights me up."
RevErend Robert Wilkins That's No Way To Get Along "I really like his playing, but unfortunately, there's not many players out there today performing his stuff. I actually used one of his rhythm patterns for my song Long Distance Love Affair."