About Bluff City Backsliders
Bluff City Backsliders stir a stew of Memphis music with their postmodern, barrelhouse gumbo.
Something archetypal in the band’s sound thrills music lovers of all kinds, old and young. Feet stomp. Throats howl. Grandparents dance with grandchildren. Joy abounds.
Finger-plucked guitar, high-dollar fiddle, vamping banjos, bottleneck and lap-style resonator guitar, dog-bite mandolin, dulcet kazoo, sliding trombone, growling trumpet, crying clarinet, and stride and strut pianos produce a joyous cacophony of early jazz, jug band, old-time country, Delta blues, and proto-bluegrass sounds. The Backsliders reach from Memphis to Appalachia and all the way down to New Orleans, often all in the same song.
Featuring some of the city's finest roots performers, the Bluff City Backsliders are a unique musical melange and a great act for festivals and clubs. Contact us for booking information.