April 12, 2013

Watermelon Slim to play at The Riverhead Boathouse

Watermelon Slim is playing Blues in the Boathouse at the The Riverhead Landing on Sunday April 28th.  Slim is an interesting guy; his first recording project was Merry Airbrakes, an album recorded and released on a small label in 1973 after returning from a tour of duty in Vietnam. He became involved with Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and recorded the album of songs with lyrics reflecting drug use, spiritual exploration, and involvement with the emotional cost of fighting "enemies." He has been performing since the 1970s and has been linked to several notable blues musicians, including John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, Champion Jack Dupree, Bonnie Raitt, "Country" Joe McDonald, and Henry Vestine of Canned Heat. Will be great to see him in New Zealand.

More info on the Riverhead Landing page.

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