Brother Dege

Brother Dege uit Lake Charles, Louisiana is één van de best bewaarde geheimen van het diepe zuiden van de USA.
Met “Folk Songs Of the American Longhair” leverde hij derde solo cd af.
Dege (“Deej”) vertolkt vol overgave de rauwe deltablues op zijn eigen unieke manier van ritmische dobroklanken.

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Brother Dege (USA) – Tour November 2011

donderdag 3 november: Rambler, Eindhoven –
vrijdag 4 november: Morrison’s Pub, Rossum –
zaterdag 5 november, middag: JaBo Gumbo Show, Radio 6 –
avond: Nix bluesclub, Enschede –

zondag 6 november: De Groot, Eindhoven –
maandag 7 november: private function
dinsdag 8 november: Cultuurhuis, Heerlen –
woensdag 9 november: De Bromfiets, Bonheiden –
donderdag 10 november: De Bunker, Gemert –
vrijdag 11 november: De Loods, Aarschot –
zaterdag 12 november: Blaublues, Haringe (B)-
zondag 13 november: De Brouwerij, Asten – en

Uncut Magazine Gives Brother Dege’s “Folk Songs of the American Longhair” a Four-Star Review!
If you didn’t already know, Brother Dege is one of the best-kept secrets in the Deep South. Period. If you like raw dirt, railroad pounding, swamp-fried, slide Delta Blues with a 21st century twist, then you’re in luck. If you dig Son House and Robert Johnson, even better. There ain’t anybody else out there doing it like this. Dege (pronounced “deej”) Legg (aka Brother Dege) is an anomaly – a one-man slide, country blues Dobro player, born & raised in the Cajun prairielands of southern Louisiana. With no label, no big budget promo, no hype, and no BS, his self-released album Folk Songs of the American Longhair, his been making its way around the world like the little engine that could. Google that thing – it’s all over the place. The opening track, “Hard Row to Hoe,” was picked up by Discovery Channel to be the theme songs of the Deadliest Catch spin-off After the Catch. Several blogs named it record of the 2010. Brother Dege’s live guerrilla videos, shot in various locations – swamps, abandoned post-Katrina houses, and other non-venue locations – have clocked over 385,000 YouTube views. This is real music. True indie music. Real grass roots.
Composed of all original tunes and written & recorded in the old slide style with no hokum – like some Alan Lomax field recording – Folk Songs of the American Longhair tunnels into the ancient mysteries of pre-war blues. God-fearing and devil-obsessed. There’s minimal instrumentation on this thing. In a return to the unprocessed basics, almost all of the tracks were recorded in a decrepit shed and feature only one vocal, one slide guitar, and one foot stomping. That’s it. Listeners are in for a treat when they hear how alive this music sounds, writhing about in the echo chamber of reality when stripped of all the studio trickery of the past few decades.


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