Sunny Lowdown plays the raw, deep blues, complete with strange tempos, unorthodox
tunings and eerie overtones. Drawing from the music of John Lee Hooker, Muddy
Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins and R.L. Burnside, Sunny Lowdown’s sound is powerful and
rhythmic, laying down an infectious beat. Some have described Sunny’s music as
“swamp music”, but to Sunny it’s all the blues, a music that infected him at an early age.
Sunny was only sixteen when he first backed up the great John Lee Hooker. He then
went on to work with many of his favorite blues musicians: Howlin’ Wolf guitarist Hubert
Sumlin, Muddy Waters pianist Pinetop Perkins, Chicago blues legends Otis Rush and
George “Wild Child” Butler, Fat Possum recording artists R.L. Burnside and Cedell
Davis, and many others.
Special guest Otis Doncaster is a well-known New England-based singer/harmonica
player who, along with the rhythm section playing behind Sunny this Friday, has often
backed up Grammy award winning blues singer/guitarist Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson.