Ida Blue comes back to Joe’s Pub to share what it means to be a 'down home girl'. With rep from country blues greats like Furry Lewis, Memphis Minnie, Mississippi John Hurt, and Geeshie Wiley, Ida opens up to the great plains and endless skies of America’s roots to tell stories of the blues through the eyes of musicians of the deep south and scattered communities in the outreaches of the nation.
Country music it is, but without the twang you’d expect...Mostly acoustic in nature, imagine the blues with lap-steel guitar playing a secondary lead behind the vocal. Music Director John Gill (Woody Allen’s Jazz Band, Leon Redbone) on guitar, Brian Nalepka (Manhattan Rhythm Kings) on bass, Kevin Dorn (Jim Cullum, Joe Pesci) on drums, and newcomer to ‘Team Ida’, Raphael McGregor (Willie Nelson, Nation Beat) on lap-steel.
Be ready for truth heavy, weepy blues songs with a guttural depth that cuts straight to our collective core.