Acoustic Frogs, Album Mixing and Recommended Listening, Bukka White

You may notice that our last post was a month ago.  Life’s been busy in Frogland and unfortunately, the blog was put on the back burner.  Last night at Lee’s Liquor Lounge, we played an acoustic set – no Lily Pads, no amps, and no drums except a bass drum to keep the beat.  It was a fun change of pace and we plan to do more acoustic sets every once in a while to keep things fresh.

We’re working on the mixing of our debut album right now and brought the mixes home to work on them ourselves.  It’s really exciting to finally have full control over our project and not have to worry about booking studio time and trying to get everything we want to do finished in three hour time blocks.  And this will allow us a little more creativity in the process.  Look for the album to be released sometime mid-winter.

Finally, do yourself a favor and check out the music of Bukka White.  Bukka, real name Booker T. Washington White, was a delta bluesman from Aberdeen, Mississippi and the older cousin and mentor of B.B. King.  Bukka recorded in the 1930’s and then again in the 1960’s and was a prisoner for a time at the famed Parchman Farm prison in Mississippi.  Bukka is the guy who most inspired me to start playing blues guitar myself and we cover one of his best known songs, Parchman Farm Blues.  Until you can get a hold of some of his music, check out this fantastic live version of Aberdeen Mississippi Blues:

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