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Famously referred to as ‘Mississippi Sheiks meet Doctor Seuss as curated by HG Wells’ Sheesham, Lotus & ‘Son have created a sonic and visual presentation of old-time high stepping music which is completely unique. Fiddle, banjo and sousaphone make up the core of this outfit, complimented by contrabass-harmoniphonium, harmonicas, and jaw harps, bones and buck dance, with great sibling harmonies.
The show has its roots in the Vaudeville and Juke Joints of the American South, where Mississippi Riverfolk meet the Appalachian Highlanders; the blues meet the fiddle tunes with a rollicking and full flamed conviviality one might consider outrageous!
Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son have established themselves as an act that has it all, combining astounding musicianship and fearless grooves with a show that is dynamic and entertaining.
‘A delicious brew and all in all a lovely, inspiring and slightly manic treat’ fRoots
‘Lovely sepia-tinted music – I absolutely love it!’ Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
‘A dynamism and energy that injects veteran tunes like KC Moan and Mississippi River Blues with a fresh vitality. The more subtle tunes – Chinquipin and Up The Wooden Hills – are even better’ Songlines