Saturday, 14 March 2009

John Sinclair, Charles Shaar Murray and Buffalo Bill Smith: The Delta Sound

Last night, Charles Shaar Murray and Buffalo Bill Smith played at The Oval Tavern, Croydon, UK (12th March 2009). With a special guest appearance by MC5 legend John Sinclair who recited his poem, The Delta Sound.

CSM playing slide guitar (a resonator and Telecaster), and Buffalo Bill on harp, recreate the Delta Blues experience for those of us too young and too British to have had much contact with the original. It was a great little gig; big on atmosphere and enjoyed by an appreciative audience.

John Sinclair, in town for a series of gigs, came to watch but stayed to play. And most welcome it was, too.

UPDATE: John Sinclair performs this afternoon in Dalston's Café OTO with various guests including Charles and Bill, and our good mate Gary Lammin. 2pm, Saturday 14th March 2009. 18-22 Ashwin Street, E8. Silverlink Rail: Dalston Kingsland


willis said...

I'm very jealous. The vid wouldn't open; "no longer available". Regardless, I know it was great and you enjoyed it. Nothin like live blues!

Madam Miaow said...

Hi Willis,

It keeps doing that but persevere. I get that message every now and then - it may still be loading. I dunno what the fault it but it's intermittent.

Indeed, live blues is fab, especially on slide guitar.

I'll be posting more. They have another show this afternoon in Dalston.

Frank Partisan said...

Wow. I couldn't believe you were talking about the same John Sinclair I remember. Back to my old SDS (not Weatherman) days.

K. said...

Kick out the jams! Great stuff -- thx for posting.

Mrs. M. said...

you know, i was going to say something but now i can't remember because i am having a ridiculous craving for buffalo wings thanks to Buffalo Bill Smith. Seriously, my mouth is watering.

Madam Miaow said...

I shall tell Buffalo Bill you like his meaty wings, Mrs M.

It was such a fab day we had at the following gig on Saturday. I shall be posting more very soon.

Mr. Divine said...

They sound good, so good that I extended the length of my profile.