The Westside Sheiks

Live at Mission St. BBQ

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Artist: The Westside Sheiks
Current Release: Live at Mission St. BBQ
Label: Coast Road Records
Genre(s): Early Blues, Ragtime

 

Taking as their spiritual forefolk the sounds of Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell, The Mississippi Sheiks, and the quixotic melodics of The Old Weird America, The Westside Sheiks combine piano and national resophonic to create a cantankerously swinging sound that can bounce from the playfully percolating to the melodically maudlin, and from the raw and raggy to the gleefully grinding. Atop it all sits a howling, growling vocal delivering lyrics at turns poetic, elliptic, and eclectic. Swing in and be swung.