Ridin' A Chicken 20/5/19


Today's Track Of The Day is taken from Blues Music Award nominee Big Joe Shelton's album 'Ridin' A Chicken' that was released almost exactly two years ago. Born in the Black Prairie region of North East Mississippi, Shelton was exposed to an African-American culture, which still strongly reflected that of the early part of the twentith century. That Black Belt region was also the birthplace of Blues legends Howlin’ Wolf, Bukka White and Big Joe Williams, and as a young man Shelton was fortunate in befriending Williams, and this association greatly influenced his band that consists of Big Joe (vocals, harmonica), Ben Ferrell (guitar), Ed Swan (bass) and Bob Damm (drums).