Big Joe Duskin


The Alabama-born son of a Baptist preacher, Big Joe Duskin grew up to become one of the stalwarts of the Cincinnati blues scene. Although he honored a promise to his father that he would not play the "Devil's music" until his father's death (at the age of 104, in the 1970s), Duskin quickly made up for lost time. Although he's recorded sporadically, releasing Cincinnati Stomp in 1977, Don't Mess With the Boogie Man in 1988, and Down the Road a Piece in 1998, he's had a major influence on aspiring Midwestern blues musicians. He received a lifetime achievement award at the Cincinnati Area Pop Music Awards ceremonies in 2000. Big Joe Jumps Again: Cincinnati Blues Session was released in 2004 by Yellow Dog Records.

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