Carlos Elliot Jr.

Blues
Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

For proof that the trance-inducing blues of North Mississippi has a power that transcends boundaries, look no further than Carlos Elliot Jr. The singer-guitarist was playing prog- and blues-rock in his native Colombia until a pilgrimage to the Magnolia State hipped him to the hard-core sounds of folks like Big Jack Johnson, Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside and Jessie Mae Hemphill. The music gripped him like a fever, and he’s been caught in its paroxysms ever since, retooling his own trick bag to the mesmeric specifications of its droning, expansive magic. Now a full-blown griot of the style, Elliot divides his time gigging between his native country, Chicago and Mississippi’s Delta and hills. He’s making his Nashville debut en route to the Delta, where he’ll play Clarksdale’s Juke Joint Festival this weekend in support of his debut album, the aptly titled Mystic Juke Joint Blues.

—TED DROZDOWSKI

Tue, Apr 9 | 7:00 PM
Logue's Black Raven Emporium
Free
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Carlos Elliot Jr.

Clarksdale MI  |  Blues



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