This episode features James “Ooker” Eskridge, a waterman who has lived on Tangier Island, Virginia, his whole life. Ooker talks about being the Chesapeake Bay island’s mayor (population 450), the dwindling interest in working in the seafood industry, and the island’s distinct Cornwall, England-tinged accent.
Little G Weevil’s album The Teaser has a song called “Which Way Shall I Go.” It’s his account of his girlfriend kicking him out of her apartment the day after he’d come home from a tour. Everything he has is stuffed in a bag. He’s waiting on the train…in the rain. And he’s got Jesus on his mind. Classic Blues. Thing is, the train he’s trying to catch is not running through the Mississippi Delta. It’s the East Croydon Train heading out to London’s Gatwick Airport. Not quite classic Blues.
That’s what you get with Little G Weevil, a Hungarian-born Blues musician living in Kennesaw, Georgia. When he talks, you know he had to come from Budapest. But when he sings, it’s like he’s stepping right off of Beale Street.
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