Dirty Linen - p.52
"[With] full songs on the segments with both the Muddy Waters Band and Howlin' Wolf's outfit, and they are excellent....[The CD does] a good job of mixing up the music and presenting many facets of the blues, interspersing electric and acoustic music..."
Living Blues - p.36
"[A] tour de force of jams and stories from artists you know and ones you need to know on this documentary CD..."
Personnel: Kenny Wayne Shepherd (vocals, guitar); Tommy Shannon (bass guitar); Chris Layton (drums); Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Cootie Stark, Etta Baker, George "Wild Child" Butler, Henry Gray, Henry Townsend, Hubert Sumlin, Jerry "Boogie" McCain, John Dee Holeman, Muddy Waters Band, Neal Pattman, Pinetop Perkins, B.B. King, Bryan Lee, Buddy Flett.
More than a mere live album, this collection of impromptu performances, recorded at both established venues and in kitchens and on front porches throughout the American South, captures a rapidly vanishing generation of bluesmen and women singing and playing with the blues musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his Double Trouble rhythm section. Featuring well-known artists such as B.B. King and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, as well as lesser-known performers such as Wild Child Butler and Cootie Stark, this combination CD and DVD is both a tribute to and a record of the musicians who influenced Shepherd, and a chance to observe the art form that laid the foundations for much of modern music. Often supported only by Shepherd's acoustic guitar, artists of the caliber of Cootie Stark, whose "Prison Blues" is a highlight, and the pianist Pinetop Perkins, whose "Grindin' Man" is accompanied by Muddy Waters' band, exude a matter-of-fact mastery born of decades of hard-won experience.
Born In Louisiana
The Thrill Is Gone
Chapel Hill Boogie
Big Daddy Boogie
Tears Come Rollin' Down
Got My Mojo Working