Bluesdays: Eddie 9V
August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Twenty-six year-old Eddie 9V will appear at Bluesdays in The Village at Palisades Tahoe for the first time. Eddie’s touring band is Lane Kelly on bass and vocals, Chad Mason on keyboard and Aaron Hambrick on drums.
Eddie’s been on the blues radar ever since he was in high school. His band, The Georgia Flood, represented the Atlanta Blues Society in the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. His first album, “Left My Soul In Memphis,” was released in 2019. Two years later, “Little Black Flies” was release on Ruf Records.
“I’ve seen a trend in modern recording,” he said in a press statement. “There’s no soul. I took inspiration from Albert Collins, Otis Rush, Mike Bloomfield. All those great records were done live with their buddies and no overdubs. I wanted the playing to be spot-on – but even if we made a mistake, we kept going.”
As for his freewheeling lyrics, Eddie credits his home life: “I’ve been making words up on the spot for years – my Uncle Brian taught me how to do that at our family fish fries. How to make people laugh, how to hold an audience’s attention.”