The Fraternal Order of the Society Blues, The Book of J
The Fraternal Order of the Society Blues
Book of J
SF Live Arts @ Cyprian's features another strange and wonderful double bill!
The Fraternal Order of the Society Blues is Jeremiah Lockwood (The Sway Machinery), guitar/vocals; Ricky Dirty Red Gordon (Wynton Marsalis Ensemble), percussion; and Ernesto Gomez (Brotherhood of the Jug), harmonica/vocals. The Fraternal Order of the Society Blues pays homage to the music of their teacher, Carolina Slim, aka Elijah Staley. In this performance they will play his music in the deep Piedmont blues tradition he imparted to them over many long years playing in the subway of NYC with Music Under New York.
The Amsterdam News says about The Fraternal Order: " The trio played that gut bucket folk blues that Huddie William Ledbetter represented. That Ma Marys four-table back porch late-night gig where pigs feet and fried chicken cost 75 cents and Tabasco sauce was flying everywhere, maybe even in your eye as cats danced and stumbled around from drinking too much 200-proof white lightin."
And here are quotes about Book of J (Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood).
The BBC says: A wonder of haunted American roots music, taking listeners from Yiddish laments to labor anthems via mystical twists and turns.
The New Yorker says: The affecting, expansive musical landscape of Book of J encompasses gothic Yiddish songs, Piedmont blues, and queer politics. Both musicians have deep roots in Jewish music: Lockwood grew up singing in the High Holidays choir of his grandfather, a renowned cantor, while Eisenberg continues to lead the experimental, politically-minded Jewish vocal group Charming Hostess.
The Mercury-News says Book of J is weird in all the best ways.
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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