The originators of Heavy Electric Southern Soul; The Zak Perry Band!
Just as advances in technology have changed the way we make and listen to music, so too has time changed the look of the minstrel. However, in the truest sense of the word, the songwriters of today are our contemporary minstrels. Whether they travel via van, tour bus, Learjet or virtually in cyberspace, they are nonetheless carrying on a tradition of and artistic gift that goes back thousands of years.
It is unlikely that the first word that comes to mind when listening...