I’d like to thank Miss Carla Robinson a.k.a. Ms Biscuit  for coming in to Huntsville to sit in with me on bass guitar at the Amendment XXI Club this holiday season. We played a show together on December 23 in beautiful downtown Huntsville Alabama. It was a classic blues show if i must say so myself. Ms Robinson is always a treat for everyone to play with. She was so different than playing with Mac Barnes , my regular bass player.


 Carla has a very clear and deliberate blues bass style, straight ahead blues, straight out of the delta region of Arkansas. She uses classic tones flat wound strings and even has perfect pitch .

 She was all dressed up for our Christmas show in her flashy Santa Claus sweater. When we did the Periscope show live stream some of the viewers ,VIPs asking her to show the sweater . We had already played overtime and didn’t get to show it off .So I asked her to send me a pic of  that fancy blues sweater because we don’t want to wait till next Christmas to see it . And she finally did send us a clip . Check out MsBiscuitheads fancy Blues Sweater . What do you all think about it ?







 I first saw Leo Bud Welch in Clarkdale Mississippi one night playing in a juke joint called RED’s Place. The music met me at the door. It was a happy throbbing music, raw and earthy but easy for him to do and it was loud . I was shocked and excited at the sound of it .I asked the door man who in the hell is that ? He said thats Leo gimme five dollar cover charge.It was worth every cent. I had a great time listening to Mr.Welch.

  At the King Biscuit festival that year this year my band, The ChickenBone Reunion band was scheduled to play the Lockwood Stackhouse stage that Saturday night. But earlier that day one of the festival organizers Miss Carla Robinson, asked me would  I  be willing to play in Mr.Leo Bud Welch place if he didn’t feel like playing that evening he was having some health issues . I was surprised that she would ask me that. She didn’t know how much respect I had for the man and style of work. So I told her sure I will if he don’t feel like it.  She introduced me to his manager who took me to an RV.  

  Inside that RV there he was Mr. Leo he looked the same as he had looked in that club that night except this time we had on an oxygen mask he was talking about his guitar won't tune right he just could not get the sound from his guitar that he wanted. He wanted to play, but his guitar wouldn’t tune right,  His manager handed him two different guitars and Mr Leo fiddle with them fiddling with the tuners finally I told him that I would be willing to do it for him, I told him I’ll go out there and play for you if you don’t feel like it or if the Guitar won’t tune right. He said. “ Well go ahead because its not gone tune right.  I said but I want to play your guitar the one with your name on it.. He said, It won’t tune right . I told him I was from Alabama I know how to make it do , I’ll make it do what you do.  He smiled and said go ahead.

  When I got on stage and plug the guitar in understood what he was talking about. It  had a different feel about it. Maybe it was the strings that made it feel odd or the intonation .It had a wicked feel to it. I tried to get comfortable with it during sound checkl wasn’t able to. Carla Robinson ( MsBiscuithead) offered me a kick drum and a high hat to make up my one-man show. So that’s what I did.  I took Leo’s hot pink guitar with his name on it  went out on that stage and the whole time I could feel the Blues coming from those instruments. I was honored to meet and play for Mr. Welch. Whatever it is that he brought to the music came out in his instrument, you could feel it in his guitar.  God bless Mr. Welch family and many fans. I appreciate anything he stood for and represented. Thank GOD for his recordings , Leo’s kind of Blues will never die.



 Playing the King Biscuit Blues Festival was a real joy for us. For years we've heard about this festival and place; but getting to experience it was an honor. The people who put this event are the best . From the time we got there till we left, they took good care of us.  This was my second year playing the Biscuit, this time I played on the Lockwood Stackhouse Stage.  It is named after two delta buesmen:  Robert Jr. Lockwood and Houston Stackhouse, Sr.

Last year I played for the Delta Cultural Center 2016 Front Porch Blues Bash on the Front Porch Stage.  The FPBB is also the recipient of the "Arkansas Delta Byways 2016 Cultural Heritage Award".  The 2016 FPBB DVD was released in July 2017 and can be purchased from DCC via email:  info@deltaculturalcenter.com or by phone at (870) 338-4350 during their business hours of 8:30-5:00p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.  I recommend to any Blues lover to check out this festival in the mouth of the Delta right on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, Helena, AR. 

I feel really hopeful today. I woke up feeling refreshed thinking clearer. I don't know what happened, but I do know it's been awhile since I thought this clearly and felt so refreshed.  I took some time to think and to visualize and maybe that did me good. I'll call it healing time. That time away from my computer was healing to me. My vision seems to be renewed.


I’ve got a new image for my music and have renewed my commitment to serve my fans. I'm willing to give away more of myself. I want to read more tracks in the snow. I feel like I'd like to record all types of songs whatever type of music that comes through me. Maybe someone will be able to use some of it


My patrons are beginning to grow and I am wanting to give them more. I want to offer the music to fit the many different situations they have in their lives. You know everyone has different moods and is nothing wrong with having music to fit and listen to whatever mood we might be in. Something I haven't done much is capture all of the moods that come through my life and set them into short stories and songs. I feel pretty good .And I look forward to getting back in the recording studio, the blues room and get busy.  I'm starting now.


  The heavy rain forecast had everyone scared to move tonight but the folks we had seemed to enjoy the show. We had some tough moments working thru the new material where we stumbled a bit but we made it thru. I always feel ok when folks get on the dance  floor , its a good indication that things are OK.




  Lexx started this whole thing coming into the Blues room calling me the daddy of her Blues Baby. She claims to have gotten pregnant from tapping hearts on the periscope screen . I was like Oh OK !! I told her I hope she is pregnant by me because we gone be rich after we sue Periscope and Twitter . It is really helarious to think about getting pregnant from streaming . 

  One morning I got a text message from Ms Biscuithead of this funny ass baby laughing and eating a bowl of cereal and the message said Not Da Mama, I said aww hell. Thats a lil biscuit head baby dont tell me yo ass got pregnant too. She said it was Lexx and my baby and I should let the VIP see it to see who is the Parents  of this lil funny ass child. Who do you think the  parents are.?  Looks like Chip Tacas and Mia to me .

  I told the fans in the Periscope Blues room that I was going to get to the bottom of the Ike and Tina story. I thought it has always been a interesting story about their careers. I had a friend who was a guitar player for Ike , he always spoke highly about Ike's skill as a business man and band leader. Looking at their journey im proud to see their 2 grammy awards and 5 nominations . Its unfortunate to have that be overshadowed by domestic abuse and coke abuse . Just look at the power they brought to the stage. 

  Ike was a talent scout early in his career and he sure got him a star when he discovered My Tina. Check the out on this Nutbush .



  I had a lot of fun working with these students over at the Jr college . They were really into their thing . Some of the im sure will go on to be good engineers. I hope to work with them more in the future and would recommend them to other artist looking for recordings . These students are pretty serious about it. Check them out. What do you  think about Calhoun's program ?

   I enjoyed working at this place downtown Hsv. Ive been getting a bite lately that they want me to come back soon. Im ready . I found this video in my archives and wanted to share it . 

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