Popskull & High Art / Various
With multi-talented musicians, Max Drake (guitar/mandolin), Matt Hill (guitar/lap steel/banjo), and Chuck Cotton (drums/percussion), providing the basic "mash" for this distillation, Julie Bean (vocals), FJ Ventre (upright bass), Theresa Drake (percussion), Logie Meachum (guitars/vocals), Scott Manring (banjo/mandolin), and Juan Fernandez (vocals) add backing to the high shots, tempering "Popskull & High Art" to 100 proof. The result is an intriguing chronicle of legends and tall tales with superb musicianship from all involved. Max Drake, Matt Hill and Chuck Cotton's long pedigrees include playing with such blues greats as Bob Margolin, Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Pinetop Perkins, Big Jack Johnson, Carey Bell, Jimmy Rogers, Nappy Brown, and Big Bill Morganfield to name just a few. With this talented mix of blues artists, "Popskull & High Art" gives us tasty samplings of what would be classified as Blues-Americana.