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American Traditional Mississippi Delta Blues Arrived

American Traditional Mississippi Delta Blues were floating through the air at the Port Albert Market on Sunday.

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American Traditional Mississippi Delta Blues played by Elixir Blues

At one point an observation was made “How old would that child be?”… “About three ” came back the reply. Interestingly enough standing there was a child with blond hair. As this child became familiar with a real life singer they relaxed. Now on tv, through videos and play groups, children of this age are used to following dance and movement instructions.

Yet, here was a real life 3D entertainer suggesting that they tap their feet. Slowly the connection between real life and the freedom of movement became associated. Watching first one foot, and then the other lead the legs, and finally the mind, into having this expression permission , was a wonderful thing to witness.

“That is the kind of thing that could well change a child’s life” came the comment.

Port Albert Market was extremely lucky as through the day the natural voiced  was just sailing through the air. The feeling of the American Traditional Mississippi Delta Blues definitely came as the banjo was played. [ type of banjo escapes me] Reminding the listeners of touching base with the earth, the air and the sea. All of which Port Albert Has become famous for this last one hundred and fifty years. While the voice was tickling the ears and strumming the heart beats along. the feet of all began to tap. Preceded by Elixir’s booted feet upon the two wooden box based drums. Then came the harmonica inclusion.

The range of C.D’s on sale show the versatility of what Elixia Blues is capable with. Many of the self written songs included.

Elixir Blues had spent a few hours the previous evening jamming at a the Yarram Theater. After the market, the Port Albert Pub were having an impromptu get together.

As the day progressed stall holders were able to catch a moment to talk to each other. Everyone, market vendors and public, thoroughly enjoyed being able to hear the life within the music as the sun shone and like the music the day unfolded.

Check out the Facebook pages of “Elixir Blues” and “Elixir Blues Band Page”.

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Susan Lewis

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