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Moss to merge blues, rock at BBQ & Blues (new video)

Nick Moss, who will bring his band the Flip Tops to headline the BBQ & Blues Festival in Barnesville Saturday night, grew up with a great guitarist in his home ‘“ his brother, Joe. As a teen, he snuck into Chicago area blues bars and soaked up the culture and guitar stylings. He got his first gig playing bass for Jimmy Dawkins, an electric blues master who was a superstar in Europe but never gained widespread acclaim in America. Gigs with the Legendary Blues Band and Jimmy Rogers further steeped him in the blues and moved him from the bass to the spotlight. He formed the Flip Tops in the late 1990s and has been fronting his own band since, playing Chicago blues. ’Chicago style blues is known for its behind the beat feel. There is a fine line between playing behind the beat and dragging. Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and Little Walter pioneered it,’ Moss said Monday. His most recent album Privileged mixes those Chicago blues stylings with the rock music Moss grew up with -Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Free, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers Band. Nick & the Flip Tops do Howling Wolf’s ‘Louise’:

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