Speakeasy Saturdays with Mark 'N The Blues
88 Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780, Australia
3rd February 2018
When you’ve got the blues you think about misfortune, betrayal, heartache and regret. You lose your job, you get the blues. Your dog dies, you get the blues. While the lyrics often deal with personal adversity, the music itself goes far beyond self-pity and discomfort. The blues is about overcoming hard luck, saying what you feel, ridding yourself of frustration, letting your hair down, and simply having fun. The Roaring 20's were the times of the blues – life was tough! Bluesmen left the plantations and rambling shacks of the Deep South and headed into the big cities. Everyone talks about Jazz, however, Blues in the 1920's was a way of life and the big cities didn’t make it easy. Head back to the 1920's this week with Mark 'N The Blues. Mark Bishop’s passion for the blues will take you on a journey to the deep south where the Delta blues was born. In his show, Mark incorporates instruments such as the Resonator guitar with slide, Cigar Box guitar and a stomp box to keep the beat.