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Band: Mississippi Shakedown, Rufus McBlack
Date: Saturday, June 18, at 9 p.m.
Location: Alabama Music Box, 12 S. Conception St., alabamamusicbox.com
Tickets: $10 available on venue website
Last April, the town of Azalea celebrated the return of the SouthSounds music festival. Formatted as a multi-day showcase at Alabama Music Box and The Merry Widow, SouthSounds has once again brought a number of longtime favorites and awe-inspiring newcomers from across the Southeast to the streets of downtown Mobile. Two bands that featured in the SouthSounds revival will return to overtake the Alabama Music Box stage for the evening.
For years, Mississippi Shakedown have been a duo specializing in progressive and edgy blues. Drawing inspiration from enigmatic Mississippi blues greats such as RL Burnside, this fiery duo have spent years training new generations in the blues while infuriating blues purists with an eclectic sound of modern blues that refuses to keep up. the rules. Those looking for an alternative to traditional blues should venture into the hellish soundscape that Mississippi Shakedown has created in the live environment.
Rufus McBlack is a new SouthSounds alum who will be sharing the stage with Mississippi Breakdown. This group takes its name from a combination of the names of the members: Rufus Ducote, Johnny McCann and Clay Blackwell. Ducote’s string talents have been observed through solo concerts as well as live performances alongside Grayson Capps. Together, this trio released their first studio effort, “Deep Cabin: The Birth EP.” This release seeks to spread the band’s “post-punk, doom chill, crack jam, love flow” to the unsuspecting masses.