Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Triumph of the Tennessee Two

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Triumph of the Tennessee Two

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Byline: JACK MASSARIK

Ardent Studios Night

Barbican

AN EVENING of vintage Americana like this seemed an ideal way to mark the start of the new major-league baseball season, but as fans of the New York Mets will understand, that pleasurable sense of anticipation can soon turn to pain. Robert Gordon, author of It Came From Memphis, the music handbook that defines this Barbican folk-rock-blues season, produced a good start, though, by introducing Mudboy and The Neutrons.

Out strolled two elderly, laid-back Tennesseans, guitarist Jim Dickinson and washboard wizard Jimmy Crosthwait. "We wuz three, but a few years back one of us got hisself murdered," explained Jim before crooning two country classics - How She Dances and Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out.

The charm quotient increased when Jim's guitar-playing son Luther and Sid Selvidge, a slim guitarist with a voice as resonant as a Dobro guitar string, joined them for Band of Angels. …

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