By mixing the traditional country blues and ragtime influences of Blind Blake, Tampa Red and Mississippi Fred McDowell with the literate lyrics of contemporary songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, and John Hiatt, Troost has created music that captures a colorful, long past world of levees, dam builders, morally ambiguous characters, and disillusioned patriots. Moreover, he imbues them with a dark playfulness and a relevance for today.
Opening the show will be up-and-coming Shaun Cromwell, about whom Peter Mulvey says: “He has the unmistakable sound of someone who has put in the time and the heart, someone who has truly got inside the music.” This will be a good one.
This will be the first concert of McCabe’s 2012 season. On January 1, 2012 Ernest will be promoting his McCabes show with the host of KCSN’s Tangled Roots, Pat Baker. The Show is on at 2pm and you can listen on your computer at www.kcsn.org or on your radio 88.5 FM Pat Baker will be interviewing Troost, and he will play a few songs live with the added bonus of ticket giveaways for the January 6th McCabe’s show.
Watch a cool video for “Travelin’ Shoes” created by Craig T. Hall: ernesttroost.com.hostbaby.com/blog/cool_video_for_travelin_shoes
Featured on “Californiality”: www.californiality.com/2011/11/ernest-troost-live-at-mccabes.html
And as example of blues/folk style: oliverdiplace.blogspot.com/