MISSISSIPPI MACDONALD AND THE COTTONMOUTH KINGS

Mississippi MacDonald is a 3 times British Blues Awards nominee, and is based in London,  England. He  has  been  playing  since  he  was  11  years  old  and  has  travelled  extensively  on  the  US  blues  trail, meeting,  amongst  others,  Pinetop  Perkins,  Willie  Big  Eyes  Smith,  Otis Clay  and  BB  King.  Recently, Mississippi  has  played  with  US  harmonica  legend  Steve  Bailey  -  a  member  of  the  Isaac  Scott  Band and who toured with, amongst others, John Lee Hooker.

In 2010, Mississippi was part of the team that purchased a gravestone in Memphis, TN for the late Hi Records recording artist and southern soul giant, OV Wright.  

The  Cottonmouth  Kings  are  Mississippi  MacDonald  (Guitar  and  Vocals),  Rossco  Blues  (Harmonica), Phil  Dearing  (Bass)  and  Rob  Wilson  (Drums).  Rossco  Blues  has  been  playing  harmonica  for  over  50 years and once played with Sonny Terry. Rob Wilson has been playing for over 30 years, and is the owner   of   London’s   world-famous   Footes   Music   store.   Phil   Dearing   is   a   producer,   multi-instrumentalist and founder of L-Sound Studios.

In  2015,  their  album  American  Accent  reached  #3  in  the  British  Blues  Charts,  and  was  the Independent  Blues  Broadcasters  Association Pick  of  the  Month  for  June.  Bluesandsoulshow.com rated  the  album  as ͞....one  of  the  best  albums  of  2015....,  and  Blues  In  The  South  said  it  was ͞...a terrific mix of blues ballads and a truly outstanding gospel.

 

For more information on Mississippi MacDonald: www.mississippimacdonald.com

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