Written By | Klarque Garrison
Blues… a music genre and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States. It’s one of the oldest populous art forms and has now made its way around the World and back. Back to Terminal West a converted foundry which now moonlights as one of Atlanta’s hottest music/event venues at King Plow Arts Center. It’s the perfect spot to host this iteration of Blues.
On June 2nd, at the aforementioned venue Blues musicians Charlie Parr and Phil Cook brought to Atlanta their sounds of Blues. The night starts off with Minnesota native Charlie Parr regaling us with his music which his says was influenced by the likes of Charlie Patton, Bukka White and Dave Van Ronk to name a few. Armed with only his guitar (as any other self-respecting Blues man would be) Charlie sets the stage for what’s to come.
That being Phil Cook a musician/singer of many talents least of which are playing guitar, banjo and piano. Phil is a member of the Freak-Folk band “Megafaun.” These two veterans of the road took turns entertaining us before their big finale. That being both of them on the stage at the same time tag teaming so effortlessly they appeared to be a rising duo right before our eyes. It’s not every night you can get a dose of Blues and Folk music by two accomplished and distinct voices. All of which made the mini concert a night to remember. The two of them are on a run of special “evening with” shows throughout the Midwest and Southeast for the rest of June so be sure to check for upcoming performances. For more information on Phil Cook and his newest project “As Far as I Can See” drop by www.philcookmusic.com and for more tour dates on Charlie Parr visit his website at www.charlieparr.com.
Photo Credit: Klarque Garrison