Markus James HEAD FOR THE HILLS North Mississippi Hill Country Album


Firenze Records released the Markus James album, Head for the Hills, in 2014. Recorded in Holly Springs, Como, Senatobia and Luxahoma, Mississippi, as well as in Northern California, Head for the Hills showcases Markus James on vocals, electric slide, 3 string cigar box, gourd banjo, slide dulcimer, acoustic guitar, harmonica, beatbox, and a snakeskin­covered 1­ string diddley bow. He’s backed by a “who’s who” of North Mississippi Hill Country drummers including Kinney Kimbrough (son of Junior Kimbrough), Calvin Jackson (R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Deep Blues film), Aubrey “Bill” Turner (Otha Turner), and R.L. Boyce (Jessie Mae Hemphill). This is years before The Black Keys used these guys on their last album.

Also appearing is drummer Marlon Green, who was the last drummer to record and tour with the legendary John Lee Hooker, and who is currently accompanying James live (recent appearances include Montreal International Jazz Festival, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival).


You can find out more on "Head For The Hills" at this link: https://app.box.com/s/xeazjzw9t3kbvf9j10um

Contact me today about having Markus James in a duo at your event.



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