T-Model Ford, CeDell Davis, Paul Jones Juke Joint Tour

Fat Possum Records' 23-date Juke Joint Caravan, featuring bluesmen T-Model Ford, Paul Jones and CeDell Davis, kicks off in St. Louis at Blueberry Hill on June 6 and wraps up in Atlanta at the Cotton Club on June 28. T-Model Ford delivers some of the toughest blues (reminds me of Howlin' Wolf) you're ever likely to experience live. CeDell Davis, who plays slide guitar and sings, hasn't toured in 20 years. These gentlemen, along with singer/guitarist Jones, are some of the last living old-school blues artists, and you'd do well to catch them in a club while you still can. All three are featured on a new, inexpensive 13-song sampler from Fat Possum, Not the Same Old Blues Crap II, due out June 19. The CD will also include unreleased songs by R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and Asie Payton. Check out all the tour dates at the Fat Possum site. — Michael Goldberg [Wednesday, May 23, 2001]

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