Stumptown – Jump Blues Returns to Margaret River – Settlers Tavern
25 April 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Just over a year ago Stumptown played their last pre covid gig, the day before lockdown. It was right here in Margaret River and it was a big night. The four-piece blues band now returns to their favourite South West town for an afternoon of foot stompin’ blues but this time with an album under their belt. They made good use of lockdown and recorded, Stumptown – The Covid Collection just after they emerged from isolation.
All are members of the South West Blues Club, where they formed their band to play at a blues Festival in Bali back in 2019. Since then they have grown in both popularity and stature. While their big North Mississippi sound has attracted an older following of true blues fans, there is an increasing number of Millennials discovering why Jump Blues hooked young Americans back in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
Dave Bassett, Stumptown’s lead vocalist describes the sound as ‘blues on steroids’.
“Delta blues was never going to survive in Chicago as a large number of Afro American musicians migrated from the deep south, in search of work. The big bands were decimated by the depression, so smaller four-piece bands formed, but they also cranked up the pace for their younger audiences”.
Jump Blues was the forerunner to Rock ’n’ Roll, so unsurprisingly, as Blues Rock eclipsed both genres, Jump Blues faded into obscurity.
Do yourself a favour and get yourself down to Settlers Sunday 25th of April 3.30pm – 6.30pm for a big dose of Jump Blues.
If you are a Blue Shaddy fan then you are going to love these guys. As they claim, “if you ain’t stomping your feet and shaking your booty by the end of the first song then, someone needs to check your pulse.”
Hound Dog Dave (Bassett); vocals and blues harp, Ron Kinson; lead guitar, Marty Boyd; bass, and Rockin, Rod McCosker; drums.