Take the influences of 1920s and 1930s Delta blues, play it through amps and recording technologies of the 1950s, and filter it through the musical sensibilities of a child of the grunge-era 90s, and you have The 6L6s.
After years honing in on the most primal guitar sounds he could find, singer and guitarist Mike Watson began seeking out new sounds during the last few years of the King Eddy’s life. He began to dig up old records of blues men, hill people, hollers, and prewar gospel.
Backed by the thunderous sound of Kent MacRae and Tommy Knowles – a rhythm section built with bricks – the fluid interplay of 1930’s music mixed with modern ideas and rock and roll is enthralling to listen to, and even better to experience live. Join us as we walk hand in hand with the evolution of the blues while keeping the traditions in our heads and hearts.
Calgary Blues Music Association
Blues Vocalist of the Year 2014