Before Prince, Soul Asylum, Hukser Du and even Bob Dylan, Spider John Koerner and Tony Glover were making their legendary blend of folk and blues. True folk icons, Spider John and Tony Glover, along with Dave "Snaker" Ray, started playing around the beat coffeehouses of Dinkytown in the 1960's. Since their first album "Blues, Rags and Hollers," Koerner, Ray and Glover have inspired the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, David Bowie and Bonnie Raitt (who covered "I Aint Blue" on her debut album).
Spider John and Tony stopped by the Current studios to perform a few songs and share details on their upcoming Mill City Live show on Thursday, July 8th. Spider John is also celebrating the release of a live session he recorded in March 1963 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as a rerelease of his 1972 album "Music is Just a Bunch of Notes." The release party will take place at the Cedar Cultural Center on Friday, July 9, 2010.
Songs performed: "Last Lonesome Blues," "Dodger" and "What's the Matter With The Mill."
- Spider John Koerner and Tony Glover