M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio

M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

We play acoustic blues, roots, and spiritual music in the Piedmont style and write songs steeped in our honored traditional influences.
An M.S.G. concert is not just a performance, but an event where everyone participates. We invite the audience to share in our celebration.

Biography

M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio is a roots-infused, Piedmont-steeped, yet thoroughly up-to-date group of widely and deeply talented musicians. Their influences include Archie Edwards, Etta Baker, and Cephas & Wiggins.
A typical performance ranges from humorous roof-raisers to the deepest expression of the blues, with a whole lot of musical stops in between. They wield a wide variety of instruments, but primarily it's Miles Spicer on guitar; Jackie Merritt on harmonica; and Resa Gibbs on lead vocals and washboard. All sing, sometimes solo, sometimes in various harmony groupings. They all also perform individually with the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation.
M.S.G.'s repertoire includes traditional blues, gospel and ragtime tunes, as well as a number of surprising covers. All three have also written material performed by the band.
The trio has performed at numerous regional festivals including: Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Artscape, Bull Durham Blues Festival, Harborfest and Bayou Boogaloo. M.S.G. has also had the honor of performing on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.

Discography

M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio 5 song Demo (out of print)
Meet Me in the Middle (full length CD)2006
Done Spoke My Mind (full length CD)2008
Be Careful What You Ask For (5 song EP) 2011

Set List

Our set consists of songs released on or previous CD's;a mix of traditional piedmont blues, spirituals, and original songs.