The legendary Col. Bruce Hampton performs live at Red Light Café with the Madrid Express! American roots musician Bill Sheffield opens the show.
Col. Bruce Hampton is a Southern musician, singer, actor, magician, artist, and soothsayer. He has been touring since 1963 with the bands IV of IX, Hampton Grease Band, Late Bronze Age, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and too many more to count. Along the way he appeared in the movies "Sling Blade" and Mike Gordon's cult classic "Outside Out." Still rolling down the road, Col. Bruce continues his quest for the tonal center at each exit #6.
Everything about Bill Sheffield is authentic. It's there in the intense, transcendent way he finger picks his guitar with hints of John Hurt and Blind Blake flashing through. It's there in his songs that wrestle with earthly pleasure and the need for redemption. And it most definitely is there in Got A Gig, Gotta Go, his 9th studio recording on American Roots Records. Journal On A Shelf, Sheffield's release and the new Got A Gig, Gotta Go distill a lifetime pursuit of authentic American roots music that announce the arrival of one of the most significant roots musicians to emerge in the past decade.