January Blues Festival presents
Over the course of his 20-year career, drummer Stanton Moore has become known as one of the premier funk musicians of his generation. The explosive, driving force behind New Orleans funk, jazz, hip-hop and blues group Galactic, Moore is the primary figure bringing the second line drumming tradition to modern pop music, collaborating with Charlie Hunter, Maceo Parker, Irma Thomas, Joe Jackson, Karl Denson and Robert Walter as well as his own Stanton Moore Trio.
Blues guitarist and singer Oli Brown made his recording debut at age 17 with Open Road, released in 2008, by Ruf Records. He toured Europe, opening British tours by Johnny Winter, Walter Trout, and Robben Ford. In 2010, he was part of the New Generation Blues Tour of Europe with labelmate Joanne Shaw Taylor and made his debut at the Glastonbury Festival. These performances were in support of his second album, Heads I Win Tails You Lose, produced by blues veteran Mike Vernon, who came out of retirement to work with Brown.