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Ozark Folk Center Evening Concerts – Feature Concert – Jake Leg Stompers
July 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12
Two hour concerts by musicians from Mountain View and vicinity.
“The Jake Leg Stompers latest release, Hill Country Hoodoo, is plain good. It is an outlandish ruckus-raising love letter to the chicken-fried music of the North Mississippi hill country. Chasing the ghosts of everyone from Junior Kimbrough and Otha Turner to Sid Hemphill and Robert Wilkins, Hill Country Hoodoo is the product of a north Mississippi super group. The singing is all top notch and the songs are as diverse as the musicians. Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band’s version of the old railroad work song Linin’ Track has to be heard to be believed. It’s easy to get mushy when romanticizing the bygone past, but the Jake Leg Stompers and their hill country gypsies do so in a way that the lost decades retain their dignity as well as their mystery, demonstrating that the spirit in many of those old George Mitchell field recordings and dusty 78 r.p.m.’s is still very much alive and well. Hill Country Hoodoo is essential.”
Mark Coltrain – Living Blues
Musicians include: Keith Symanowitz, John Severs