Girl, I'm Lovin' Ya! (Live)
Carlos Elliot Jr. & The Cornlickers
Mississippi Hill Country Blues Mississippi Juke Joint Blues www.CarlosElliotJr.com
Carlos Elliot Jr. is a Colombian Bluesman that combines different elements of Rock with a unique Style of Blues known as Mississippi Hill Country Blues, a close relative of the Delta Blues linked back to African dance traditions. He brings it from its most basic form playing it in his own way. Carlos Elliot Jr. is the Mississippi Hill Country and Juke Joint Blues Pioneer in South America, Playin’ in US and Latin America the Music of the New Generation with all the Mississippi Blues Legacy.
Carlos has played with many of the still living and deceased Mississippi Blues Legends as T-Model Ford, R.L. Boyce, Little Joe Ayers, Terry Harmonica Bean, Cadillac John, Pat Thomas, Mr. Tater, Watermelon Slim and Big Jack Johnson’s Band beside others. He’s played also with some of the new Hill Country Blues artist like Kenny Brown, Kent Burnside, Sean Apple and Lightnin’ Malcolm.
Carlos Elliot Jr.’s been playing has made two US Tours “Back to the crossroads 2011” and “Highway 61 South Tour 2012”. Playin’ also in Mississippi and Chicago in duo with David Gray Kimbrough, grandson of the Legend Junior Kimbrough. He has participated with great Blues and Rock celebrities at festivals as important as Chicago Blues Festival 2010, Delta Cat Head Blues Fest 2011 and The Juke Joint Blues Festival 2012 in Mississippi, he has taken also his music to Winnipeg and Toronto in Canada and all over his Country, Colombia.
Carlos E. Jr.’ relationship with the Blues and music itself has a spiritual theme. He’s being naturally pushed to sing the Blues and has been dragged to the gospel in the Mississippi Delta where still being clear spiritual connections with Blues. In his own words he states, “Blues itself is a natural cryin’ of the soul, prayin’ to the Good Lord for the pain relief, pain from this material world of all of these conditioned souls”, so it does not matter where it is played at, that pervasive drone of his music is always burden with some mystic and spiritual charge.
Carlos E. Jr. caught the attention of one of the actual most important bands in Mississippi Blues scene, “The Cornlickers”, house band at Red's Lounge - the most historic and famous Juke Joint Blues club in the world - located in Clarksdale, Mississippi and are also the band of the legendary bluesman Big Jack Johnson (One of the Jelly Roll Kings back in the 60’s). They met purposely at Red’s Lounge one jamming night.
Carlos Elliot Jr. with The Cornlickers recorded at Red's Lounge in Clarksdale, Mississippi their first Live Album, called "Live at Red's Lounge - Clarksdale, Mississippi", right in the Juke Joint Blues Festival on April 2012. Here you can find some of those songs.
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