Ken Swartz, from New Orleans
There may be no single person better in New Orleans at smiling away the blues than Ken Swartz : weather it be Peidmont , East Coast , or Country Blues ,Ken likes to keep things whimsical and upbeat…..Robert Fontenot (Offbeat Magazine) April 2017
What sets Ken Swartz apart is the concept of doing Mississippi John Hurt and Washington Phillips material… without it becoming blues-rock. Of Phillips’ “Denomination Blues” Swartz writes,”Played this first on mandolin,but over time I began playing it on guitar; the band eventually gave it that funky NOLA style”.
NOTE: Our Thursday Night Pub Hang is a down-home musical scene. No cover – the pickers are playing for their love of music, our food ‘n’ brews + your tips – don’t forget some cashmunny!