|Wild Cotton Revue is an acoustic blues duo. The music stems from an inspired collaboration between two noted musicians. The players are J.D. Smith (lead guitar and lead vocals) and Stan Geberer (harmonica, guitar and vocals). Each brings a unique talent and masterful style to Wild Cotton Revue. Their first project, completed in year 2000 and simply called Wild Cotton, is a collection of straight ahead acoustic blues and folk songs, with a good groove and solid playing. For J.D. and Stan, Wild Cotton is a special opportunity to bring out the best in their playing and in the process, create a musical whole greater than the sum of the parts.
J.D.'s gracious voice is expressive and makes listening enjoyable. His guitar playing is sleek and lustrous. Starting out playing electric, J.D. switched early on to acoustic guitar when he heard artists like John Fahey, Mississippi John Hurt, Roy Bookbinder, John Prine, and Larry Johnson. In Florida J.D. has performed with Ken Lewis as Lewis and Smith at the Barberville Folk Festival and the Florida Folk Festival at White Springs. He won the 2003 WillMcLean songwriting contest. He has also performed in Virginia, appearing there on local television.
Stan is a harmonica virtuoso, noted for the soulful spirit and vitality of his playing. Influenced by harmonica greats Sonny Terry and Phil Wiggins, Stan's harp playing is in demand. He has appeared on recordings and stages across Florida with Don Grooms, Frank and Ann Thomas, Clyde Walker, Ron & Bari Litschauer/Roadside Revue and The Peters Road Seven Swamp Blues Band. Most recently, Stan has appeared on "The Gatherings - Folk and Blues from the Land of Flowers," a Public Radio documentary series of acoustic music in Florida.
Now you can download a Wild Cotton Music Sampler ;
listen to a selection of Wild Cotton tunes , hear our radio interview ; or check out live songs and photos from our Concerts page.
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