Muddy Bottom Blues
Program #149 (August 3 at 8:00pm and August 4 at 3:00pm)
Alternative country-rock singer and songwriter Kevin Gordon was born and raised in West Monroe, Lousiana, and grew up on a steady diet of the area's indigenous swamp blues, honky tonk and rockabilly.
A published poet and graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, he teamed with producer and E Street Band bassist Garry Tallent to record his debut Illinois 5 a.m., issued in 1997 on the Nashville-based Motherlode label; Down to the Wall followed in mid-2000.
Gordon's songs have also been recorded by rockabilly legend Sonny Burgess and All the King's Men, an ad hoc band formed by onetime Elvis Presley sidemen Scotty Moore and D.J. Montana.
(provided by Allmusic)