Eden & John’s East River String Band
Pete’s Candy Store felt like a backwater speakeasy last night when it hosted Eden & John’s East River String Band.
The project is a labor of love. John especially has a real command of the music, which last night consisted of blues tunes by such legendary musicians as Charley Patton and Blind Lemon Jefferson.
John played with precision a variety of hoary guitars, and he delighted in talking about each one in between songs. Eden strummed a steel mandolin and sang with a gentle brusqueness that was more southern black woman than Williamsburg white girl.
It’s music that doesn’t quite fit in the blogosphere age. That’s what makes it good.