Sunday, November 22, 2009

Maxwell Street Revivalists at the Highway 99 Blues Club

I dropped by the Highway 99 Blues Club last Thursday to check out Seattle's Maxwell Street Revivalists, and got to see a great show featuring the music of Robert Nighthawk. The core of the Revivalists features guitarist Greg Roberts, drummer David Hudson, and bassist Guy Quintino, and the band appears at the Highway 99 on the third Thursday of each month (as long as enough fans show up, of course).

Each show features different local artists backed up by the Revivalists performing the music of classic blues artists. So far, the band has featured the music of Magic Sam and Robert Nighthawk. I missed the first Magic Sam show, but was lucky enough to see the band perform the music of Robert Nighthawk with guest artists Mark Dufresne and guitarist Jack Cook. The band sounded awesome (a tip o' the hat here the the club's soundman, who was doing an excellent job), and I particularly enjoyed the band's takes on the tunes "Anna Lee" and "Bricks In My Pillow."

I will be playing with the band on Thursday, December 17th. We will be featuring the music of the great Jimmy Reed. We're gonna have a ball, so be there!

Left to right: Greg Roberts, Mark Dufresne, and David Hudson.

Left to right: Guy Quintino, Mark Dufresne, and Jack Cook.

Left to right: Greg Roberts, David Hudson, Mark Dufresne, Guy Quintino, and Jack Cook.


Anonymous said...

glad you're back Mike

Mike Lynch said...

Thanks - Life has been intervening when it comes to blogging, but I'm gonna try to do better!

Big Crawford said...

Thanks for being a hardcore supporter of the blues. Where else are you going to see a set of Robert Nighthawk? I think I recorded the set, so if you want to post some of the MP3's on your site, let me know.