Monday, December 31, 2007

Buddy Flett is Shreveport artist of the year; see him with the Bluebirds Mon, Dec 31, at Jayne Marie on Cross Lake, 5:30 to 9 pm

Buddy Flett, Jimmie Caskey
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Big year for Buddy Flett.

In 07 a long train came through, the conductor being former Shreveporter Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The passengers were a bunch of blues shouters and the destination was 10 Days Out: Blues from the Crossroads. Everyone on the dvd / cd project seemed to have gotten off on Flett's stop for Honky Tonk.

Happily for Flett, he was packing baggage of the smartest kind, a new cd called Mississippi Sea.

Mississippi Sea, a delta blues project cut with Steve Howell, has won excellent reviews. It's a well-made piece of latter-day blues from a fellow who lives at the intersection of black and white cultures.

Sample Mississippi Sea at

And of you want to ride the train with Buddy and brother Bruce Flett, wave your hands tonight, Dec 31, at Jayne Maries on Cross Lake. They're at the station from 5:30 to 9 pm.


1 comment:

Robert E Trudeau said...

Carlos Colon points out that Buddy's Mississippi Sea has been nominated for Best Blues Album in a poll sponsored by Offbeat Magazine and See more at BestoftheBeat.