Mississippi Shakedown
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Mississippi Shakedown

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Band Blues Singer/Songwriter

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“We booked Mississippi Shakedown for the Mount Kembla Festival 2006, on the strength of their reputation as a great live band … that certainly turned out to be true, to quote the audience … “THE BAND WENT OFF!!” Mississippi Shakedown were absolutely professional in all dealings, and being a 3-piece band, they were an economical choice as well … though to hear them live, you would think them a 6-piece band … they produced a very big sound indeed … I will be booking them for next year’s Festival … highly recommended” …

(Cate Stevenson – Chairperson Mt Kembla Festival)

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“Everyone at the gig loved the Band … all the best on your blues journey. We will have you back any time …”

(Mike Hall – President, South West Blues Club, Bunbury W.A.)
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The West Coast Blues Club wish to thank the Mississippi Shakedown, fresh off the heels of their latest CD … these guys came across the Nullarbor to enlighten the WA audience to their style of The Blues … There is a smooth quality to their playing, the songs were varied in style, from Slide guitar to Rockabilly or R&B … definitely foot-tapping material … Their production of this band is extreme class … these boys put on a GREAT show … not only great musos, but nice guys as well! We all hope they come back ASAP and say g’day.

(Fiona Read, President, West Coast Blues Club, Perth)

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High energy, good fun, tongue-in-cheek!! It’s Rockin’ Boogie from one of the Blues Festival Circuit favourites!!! This Trio delivers one of the happiest sets of blues around. Mississippi Shakedown had everyone up on their feet hollering for more. Get ready to party!!

(Geoff Cooke at Let’s Create, Canberra)
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Discography

C.D.-1..Mississippi Shakedown

C.D.-2 Right Here Right Now

C.D.-3 The Blues Lives Here

C.D.-4 I Don't Know What I'd Do Without You But I Sure Would Like To Find Out

Bar Promotions Blues Compilation Vols 4 + 5 + 6 + 7

Black Market Music (Aust) Blues + Roots Sampler 2009

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Mississippi Shakedown exist, due to the interest of Alligator Records U.S., the world’s leading Blues Record Label … they liked our songs!!!

Jeff Cripps (guitar/vocals) has produced many Australian Blues Bands/Artists who have recorded some of Jeff's original songs and Bruce Iglauer, Mr Alligator said he liked them....so Jeff thought, well, I'll record a few more.

He did, there was a C.D. and of course with every C.D. you must have a band.

Jeff called 3 of his closest mates and so was born MISSISSIPPI SHAKEDOWN..!!!

Misipi has played many of the major Blues Festivals all over Australia, Goulburn, Thredbo, Launceston,Forth Valley, Perth Blues Club, Newcastle.

We've just finalized our 4th C.D. to be called "I Don't Know What I'd Do Without You But I Sure Would Like To Find Out" and we're in negotiations with Austraila's No.1 Blues label "Black Market Records" for it's release..!!!... so that's 4 C.D.'s....we're serious about this...!!!!

Jeff's writing could be described as a bit "satirical" with lines like...

I started with nothing and got most of it left

I haven't got a hold of the bottle, the bottle's got a hold of me

There ain't no need to worry 'cause things ain't gonna work out no how

How can I be thirsty when i had so much to drink last night

Hard work never hurt nobody but I don't wanna take the chance

Due to Misipi being on several "compilation" CD's, our CD's are currently being played in: Spain, France, Croatia, Hawaii, Germany, U.S., Bosnia, Denmark.

Mississippi Shakedown is truly a party machine … or to quote …

“A groove platform for UPLIFTING, WITTY & DAMNED CATCHY SONGS, with unforgettable choruses that you will curse, after singing them in your sleep for a month …!!!

“Mississippi Shakedown is a ONE OF A KIND …”

The Band takes no prisoners on our journey to Shakedown an audience … Once seen, never forgotten, once heard always loved…!!!