Bluff City Backsliders

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Bluff City Backsliders

THE BLUFF CITY BACKSLIDERS formed in 1999 around several veteran Memphis musicians who shared a hankering for great old sounds from the pre- World War II era. They found between them a hearty repertoire of early jazz, jug band, old-time country, and proto-bluegrass tunes that cried out to be resurrected. In early 2001 they brought these songs down to clubs on historic Beale Street, where, ironically, most of them had not been heard in perhaps 75 years. This series of performances drew so much enthusiasm that the band spontaneously grew into an 8-piece... more