The Mojo Medicine Show is a unique blues duo
with deep roots in the music of Washboard Sam, Jazz Gillum & Sonny Terry. Our music takes you down south to the porches of rural Louisiana in the 1930's and the Chitlin' Circuit of Mississippi in the 1950's. We specialize in original, psychedelic, back porch blues blending the jug juice of 1930's juke band
music with the electric kool-aid jams of the
Such a fun and unique sound! Hobo train-track clickitty clack bringing the 1930's back! - from past president of the board (2011 - 2102) of the Boulder International Fringe Festival, Roger Wolsey's post on Facebook after experiencing one of our shows
It was exciting to learn that at the Colorado Blues Society's IBC Competition, the Mojo Medicine Show tied for first place in the Solo/Duo division even if we lost in the tie breaking judges’ straw poll. We call that second place in a state competition that featured so many fine blues acts, and we are making plans to do even better next year!
Mojo Medicine Show toured the western slopes of
Colorado in the summer of 1976. This ragged
and hairy troupe of musicians, Gypsy fortune tellers
and belly dancers performed their way into the
hearts of many a mountain town. It is in this
tradition of Colorado’s own home grown, psychedelic,
back porch blues that the Mojo Medicine founder, Mad
Dog Friedman, decided to create a unique blues duo
that captures the spirit of those amazing
times. This new incarnation of the Mojo Medicine Show features Mad Dog Friedman
on harp, vocals and Theremin and Dan Crecco on washboard, percussion and iPad synth. The modern Mojo Medicine Show puts down the
real deal, hippy trippy blues seldom heard in this day and
age. From their contemporary, simple, heartfelt, rural-rooted blues to their vintage, analog,
improvisational, experimental, aleatory 'lectronica, the Mojo Medicine Show offers a unique alternative to today's throwback, retro-folk and refracted root music scene.
Doors will open at 1pm and the show will start at 2pm. The admission for the finals is $10.00 for CBS members and $15.00 for non-members. (Donation at the door supports the winning band's trip to Memphis to represent Colorado at the International Blues Challenge)
Wednesday, May 13, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
The Mojo Medicine Show will be performing with the internationally acclaimed singer-song writer, Jenn Cleary.