R. L. Boyce Brings The Hill Country to NOLA

R. L. Boyce Live at Three Keys NOLA / Google Photos

The good folks at Ponderosa Stomp, otherwise known as the Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau, don’t stop at putting on a wonderful roots music festival each year, but they also sponsor occasional events throughout the year. This May, they arranged for Mississippi Hill Country blues artist R. L. Boyce to appear at the new Three Keys NOLA lounge at the Ace Hotel. Boyce is one of the last of his generation to play the Hill Country style a blues, a music with strong residual influence of West African music, and his performance was augmented by his daughter Sherena Boyce, a juke joint dancer who was a part of the scene at Junior Kimbrough’s old juke joint in Chulahoma, Mississippi. The standing-room-only crowd was thrilled.

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