Mojo Possum

Mojo Possum

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Mojo Possum has ripped through the Memphis scene carrying their juke joint trained showmanship and their contagious energy to any venue they play. These young guys blend the musical elements of the south with sounds from beyond. Come check out for yourself!

Biography

The Memphis sound continues it's evolution through the music of five youngsters collectively known as Mojo Possum. Formed in the college town of Knoxville, TN in early 2008, the boys relocated back home to Memphis where they started off playing in Mississippi juke joints with Duwayne Burnside and David Kimbrough Jr. (sons of blues legends R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough). Down in the jukes, they got the training of a lifetime. After learning how to work the tough crowds in Mississippi and their college late night experience, Mojo Possum hit the Memphis scene hard. Their sound (based in Memphis rock and soul, Mississippi blues, and an injection of New Orleans funk) is progressively evolving through psychedelic rock, folk rock, electronic, hip hop and jazz. Put these guys in a room and watch the magic happen. Mojo Possum caters to a wide variety of crowds from the blues hounds to the jam band following, from the hip hoppers to indie rockers. In the short span of a year Mojo Possum has played the major clubs in Memphis, college towns throughout the Southeast, and blues festivals in Mississippi. They have shared the stage with Colonel Bruce Hampton, Porter Batiste and Stoltz (members of the Funky Meters), The North Mississippi Allstars, Kenny Brown, Hillcountry Revue, Jimbo Mathus, and a string of Memphis local bands. The boys are also avid composers and are constantly trying to break new ground. In the future, Mojo Possum looks forward to traveling and recording more, constantly progressing, and carrying a pocket full of the Memphis sound wherever they go!

Discography

-Ardent Studios 7-track LP (Recorded in Memphis)

-The band has set plans to record with Chris Huston, recording engineer in Nashville (He recorded all of War, Led Zeppelin's II album, and worked on the Who albums)

Set List

Mojo Possum has around 25 original songs as it stands. The cover songs exceed (but include) the songs listed below...

Ain’t No Fun to Me- Al Green
All Night Long- Junior Kimbrough
Atlantic City- The Band
After Midnight - JJ Cale
Back in the USSR- Beatles
Ballad of a Thin Man- Bob Dylan
Big Chief- Professor Longhair
Cissy Strut- The Meters
Death Letter Blues- Son House
Deep Elem Blues- Standard
Down and Out- Bobby Womack style
Do the Romp- Junior Kimbrough
Get Up Jake- The Band
Give Me what you Can - The Meters
Going Down South- R.L Burnside
Good Morning’ Little Schoolgirl- Standard
Gone Fishin - Dr. John
Green Onions- Booker T. and the M.G’s
Guided Splinters- Dr. John
Gypsy Man- JJ Cale
Hip Hug Her- Booker T. and the M.G.’s
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I Dig Love- George Harrison
I Got the Blues- Duwayne Burnside
I’ll Play the Blues For You- Albert King
I’m a Ram- Al Green
Instant Karma- John Lennon
Jumper on the Line- R.L. Burnside
Killing Floor-