Mike Watson & the 6L6s

Aug 29, 2020

SONG: Strut That Thing


Take the influences of 1920s and 1930s Delta blues, play it through amps and recording technologies of the 1950s, and filter it through the musical sensibilities of a child of the grunge-era 90s, and you have The 6L6s.


After years honing in on the most primal guitar sounds he could find, singer and guitarist Mike Watson began seeking out new sounds during the last few years of the King Eddy's life by digging up old recordings of blues men, hill people, hollers, and prewar gospel.


Skip forward to the opening of the BluesCan and a years long residency of Sunday night jams, this is where The 6L6s were truly formed.


Backed by the thunderous sound of Kent MacRae and Chad Holtzman - a rhythm section built with bricks - and joined by the incendiary force of Geoff Brock on lead guitar, the fluid interplay of traditional blues music mixed with modern ideas and rock and roll is enthralling to listen to, and even better to experience live.


Join us as we walk hand in hand with the evolution of the blues while keeping the traditions in our hearts and minds.


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