Lightnin’ Malcolm
Friday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m.
Moe’s Original Barbecue, 6423 Bayfront Park Drive (Daphne),
Tickets: Call 251-625-7427 for more information.

Hill Country is one of the most interesting blues styles in the genre, featuring repetitive guitar arrangements and versatile dynamics that create a hypnotic groove. Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Belfour, R.L. Burnside and T-Model Ford popularized this distinctive style, which maintains an almost elusive status in the blues world. Contemporary Hill Country bluesmen such as Lightnin’ Malcolm help keep this enigmatic musical style alive.

Malcolm’s life in the blues began in Missouri, but he eventually journeyed to Holly Springs, Mississippi, to immerse himself in Hill Country culture and sound. He quickly established a reputation with his solo work as well as his “Juke Joint Duo” collaboration with Cedric Burnside. Over the years, Malcolm became a well respected member of the scene as well as one of its most prominent ambassadors.

Moe’s in Daphne will be filled with the arrangements of Malcolm’s latest album, “Footsoldier.” Seasoned fans of Hill Country should thank Malcolm, for “Footsoldier” is filled with an abundance of arrangements featuring hypnotic rhythms, grimy guitar and complementary howling croons.