Formed in 2010, Deacon Jones and the Late Night burst on the music scene in the spring of 2011. The band is comprised of 7 highly talented musicians, each well known for their years of performance before fans in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The instrumentation of the band is guitar, harmonica, bass, Hammond B3, piano/synth, drums, tenor sax, soprano sax, and trumpet, with 3 front vocalists. The individual strengths of each musician blend exceptionally well and bring a truly unique and exciting sound to this band.” Front man Dee McKay brings his high energy guitar , vocals and Mississippi Saxaphone to round out a hot set from these local , hard working musicians…..
The New Delta Jukes
As a blues harmonica player and teacher, Adam Gussow has few peers in the business. Currently an Associate Professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi with a specialty in blues literature and culture, Gussow was one of the first amplified blues harp players to make overblows a key element of his stylistic approach, adapting Howard Levy’s innovations in the late 1980s in a way that helped usher in a new generation of overblow masters such as Jason Ricci and Chris Michalek. According to a reviewer for American Harmonica Newsletter, Gussow’s playing is characterized by “technical mastery and innovative brilliance that comes along once in a generation.” Joined by Delta guitarist, SHINE, who is Ike Turners cousin and has played with Sam Carr’s band, The new Delta Jukes will bring a old juke style to the Howlin’ Wolf Stage…..