Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen
An acolyte of Mississippi guitarists Jessie Mae Hemphill, Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside — not to mention a frequent Scene contributor — Ted Drozdowski plays a version of blues-rock that doesn’t stint on volume or aggression. With drummer Matt Snow and bassist Marshall Dunn providing the backdrop, Drozdowski pays tribute to the droning sound of Kimbrough, Burnside and Hemphill. You may hear traces of the approach perfected by jazz-rock master Sonny Sharrock in Drozdowski’s playing, along with the usual blues tricks. Now called Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen, the group has been working on a new record, and they’re the subject of Robert Mugge’s 2012 documentary film Big Shoes: Walking and Talking the Blues, which features the band’s tributes to Hemphill and Burnside. Tonight, the blues trio settles into their first Nashville residency, with dates planned for every second Thursday through the fall.
Thu, Sep 26 | 7:00 PM
Lucy's Country Cafe + The Blue Bar