Fruteland Jackson
Fruteland Jackson, to quote the Chicago Reader, "is an earnest young bluesman bent on an almost heroically difficult mission: to fuse the cadences, harmonies and eloquently simple stylings of the Southern Folk-blues tradition to a late-20th-century lyric sensibility without compromising the integrity of either." In other words, Jackson plays acoustic blues for the 1990s: an old style of music dealing with brand new subject matter. Fruteland was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi so he knows all about plantations and cottonfields, and his repertoire includes many vintage blues numbers dating back to the heyday of country blues, but his specialty is using the blues to address modern-day topics of urban life. Fruteland has his own term for his music: "baby boomer blues."

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