When ‘you’ve got the blues’, you think about misfortune, betrayal, heartache and regret. You lose your job, you get the blues. Your dog dies, you get the blues. While the lyrics often deal with personal adversity, the music itself goes far beyond self-pity and discomfort. The blues is about overcoming hard luck, saying what you feel, ridding yourself of frustration, letting your hair down, and simply having fun. The Roaring 20s were the times of the blues – life was tough! Bluesmen left the plantations, juke joints, and rambling shacks of the Deep South and headed into the big cities. Everyone talks about Jazz, however, Blues in the 1920s was a way of life and the big cities didn’t make it easy. Head back to the 1920s this week with Mark 'N The Blues.
Mark Bishop’s passion for the blues will take you on a journey to the deep south where the Delta blues was born. In his show, Mark incorporates instruments such as the Resonator guitar with slide, Cigar Box guitar and a stomp box to keep the beat.
Saturday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Part of The Roaring 20s Festival.