Big Jack Johnson
No way - this IS the blues. And I enjoyed his set hugely: a mixture of downhome stuff, piercing guitar blues and sweet soul. One of the best acts of the Fest the audience mumbled.
"Johnson's performances are always high-energy,
often drawing crowd reactions from ear-splitting standing ovations
and encore requests to awestruck, jaw-dropping silence. Subsequent
recordings for MC Records includes 1998's "All The Way Back"
and 2000's "Roots Stew", which have further established
him as a tour-de-force, a virtual nuclear reactor of raw blues energy.
If Big Jack Johnson's performance was an electrical generator, it
could produce enough wattage to light the entire state of Mississippi."