Mississippi Shakedown

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

Mississippi Shakedown is a Band with a minimum of FUSS and a maximum of EFFECT … a 4-piece unit led by Blues Charged SLIDE GUITAR … with a “Don’t Bore Us, Get to the Chorus” attitude!

With influence from the deep south, these guys have heart. This band was not created to play in a restaurant. Just take a listen to their 5 C.D's: Mississippi Shakedown , Right Here Right Now ,The Blues Lives Here ,I Don't Know What I'd Do Without You But I Sure Would Like To Find Out , 5th.

Original songs, with an original attitude … The Band takes no prisoners on their journey to Shakedown an audience … Once seen, never forgotten, once heard always loved…!!!
With grand performances at the Goulburn, Thredbo, Launceston, Sydney, Newcastle, Junee and Davistown Blues Festivals, and 100's of gigs in Sydney, Perth, Tasmania, Canberra and the East Coast, it has been proven without a shadow of a doubt, Mississippi Shakedown never fails to please an audience, whether it be an audience of Blues Aficionados, or Joe Public… Mississippi Shakedown is the REAL DEAL!!!

Mississippi Jeff Cripps: Slide guitar, Vocals
Wayne Leffler: Mandolin, Harp, Guitar, Fine Vocals
John Gannon: Bass
Derek Smith: Drums

Mississippi Shakedown is a powerhouse indie/garage/rockabilly duo, formed in October 2010. The band tours regularly throughout the Southeastern United States. MS Shakedown released their debut album in December 2011, entitled, "Passer By".

Mississippi Shakedown has opened for artists such as Luther Dickinson (the Black Crowes, N. Ms Allstars), THE WHIGS, The Wild Feathers, Anders Osborne (Grammy-winning Songwriter and Producer), Greensky Bluegrass, Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition, The Congress, Sol Driven Train, Duwayne Burnside and many others.

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