Live performance of Acoustic American Roots Music from the 1920s to the 1950s or „From the beginning of the prohibition to the day the music died”.
Southbound Steve Blaser from Hauptwil, Switzerland celebrates the so called “American Roots Music” as solo artist with vocals, resonator guitar, banjo, harmonica and other surprising effects. He is focussing on the period from the beginning of the Prohibition in the roaring 20s through to the late 50s, the “day the music died“. The repertoire is characterized by roots music styles such as country, blues and gospel in all their facets up to popular music and rock’n’roll/rockabilly. His songs are not only about typical topics such as love, faith, hope and desire, but also about the cold, hard facts of life such as fear, fraud, heartache and death. Southbound Steve invites the audience on a historical, musical and narrative journey into and through the American South. By rail, truck or pick-up truck or as a pilgrim on dusty and endless highways, over mountains and through valleys, through swamps and plantations.