Mighty Mo Rodgers – Preserving Blues, Bridging Gaps

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Lamont Jack Pearley

On this episode I speak with Mighty Mo Rodgers who is a record Producer, Blues man and advocate for Blues history and African American heritage.

Mighty Mo Rodgers Is A Remarkably Original Singer/Songwriter Who’s Shaped His Life Experiences Into A Terrifically Eclectic And Immensely Deep Vision On His Blue Thumb Debut, Blues Is My Wailin’ Wall.

Rodgers Combines Soulful, Gritty Vocals And Driving Rhythms With A Wholly Personal Panorama On Songs Like “Took Away The Drum,” “The Kennedy Song,” “Tuskegee Blues” And A Moving Tribute To His Childhood Friend With “Willie B. And Me.” Blues Is My Wailin’ Wall Has Already Made An Indelible Impression On Listeners, Both In Its Recorded Form And From The Concert Stage Where Rodgers Performance Dynamic Is Larger-Than-Life Captivating.

“My Songs Are All About Life, And The Music Comes Directly From My Heart And Soul,” Rodgers Says Candidly.

Born Maurice Rodgers In The Steel Town Of East Chicago, Indiana, Where He Studied Classical Piano, He Had The Distinct Benefit Of His Father’s Nightclub And The Up-Close And Personal Influences Of The Blues And Jazz Players Who Performed There. As A Teenager, Sneaking Into The Notorious Chicken Shack With His Best Friend Willie B. In Nearby Gary, He Was Awestruck By The Blues Of Willie Dixon, Eddie Boyd, Jimmy Reed And Others.



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