Sid Selvidge Should Be Blue

Mississippi native, Sid Selvidge will be performing at Seattle’s Empty Sea Studio on Thursday, July 8th with Amy Speace. The bluesman cut his teeth early in the Memphis clubs like the Bitter Lemon, along side legends like Furry Lewis and Mississippi Fred McDowell. Now, he’s touring behind one of his strongest releases, “I Should Be Blue”. A funky mix of originals with well chosen covers, such as, Townes Van Zandt’s “I’ll Be Here In the Morning”. In Sid’s hands it becomes a bluesy, soulful Muscle Shoals kind of thing, more J.J. Cale, than Townes. He also slips in a cover of Donovan’s “Catch the Wind”, a song I’m surprised hasn’t been covered more often, as well as the oft covered Tom T. Hall song, “That’s How I Got To Memphis.” Both are strong additions to the cannon and well suited to the summer breeze that flows through this record. I find myself equally impressed with the original tune “Dimestore Angel.” The album is also a collaboration of sorts with songwriter Amy Speace who is joining Sid on tour and giving us a great opportunity to hear her sing songs from one of last year’s strongest albums “The Killer In Me”. This should be a great show in a great venue. Bring a balloon.

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About Iaan Hughes

Iaan Hughes is a deejay on 91.3 KBCS in Seattle. He plays country & western music.
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