About the band…
Mississippi Shakedown is a Band with a minimum of FUSS and a maximum of EFFECT. A 3-piece unit led by Blues Rock 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 current CDs, Mississippi Shakedown and Right Here Right Now with their 3rd CD “The Blues Lives Here” – all 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!!!
Fronted by Mississippi Jeff Cripps, (well known owner of A# Sharp Recording Studio and 2002, 2003 and 2005 Australian Blues Music Awards’ Producer Of The Year, with a dozen of his artists also having won Australian Blues Awards) on slide guitar and vocals. The band is driven by John Gannon on bass with Derek Smith on drums in the engine room!!
With GRAND performances at the Goulburn, Thredbo, Launceston, Newcastle, Forth Valley, Gosford and Davistown Blues Festivals, and sundry other 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!!!