Jazz, Blues, & More, Music

Drink Small

When: Thu., May 31, 6-8 p.m. 2012

Rock relentlessly. He may be 80 years old, but Drink Small has been going 90-miles-an-hour playing the blues all over the country since 1956.

Relevant then, relevant now. Hailing from Bishopville, S.C., Drink Small has one of the biggest, deepest bass voices in the blues. He made his first recorded appearance in 1956 on Vee Jay Records as a member of the Spiritualaires of Columbia. His most recent album, Tryin' to Survive At 75, came out in 2008 and features songs like "Bishopville is My Hometown" and "Drink Small Boogie."

He's seen it all. Drink Small has played many major music festivals in North America, including the Chicago Blues Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Smithsonian Folklife Fest, and the World's Fair. He is most well known for his songs "Coon Dog Blues," "One Woman," and "Blues By the Drink."

Evan Berke

Price: $16

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