Chris "Bad News" Barnes - Hokum Blues
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    Genre: Blues
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    Genre: Blues
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    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:26) [7.86 MB]
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    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (05:32) [12.65 MB]
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    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (02:55) [6.68 MB]
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    Genre: Blues
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Chris “Bad News” Barnes presents his uniquely topical and slightly twisted take on Hokum Blues, the raunchy and humorous song style popularized in the steamy Prohibition era of the 1930’s by the likes of Tampa Red and Big Bill Broonzy. As W.C. Handy said, “You gotta hook ‘em with the Hokum!”

Barnes is a well versed musician and satirist whose credits include countless opening slots at the legendary NYC blues club, Tramps, where he would improvise original blues tunes based on audience suggestions, and writing and performing on Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld and the Carol Burnett Show. 

Barnes enlisted an all-star cast of his notable friends, all musicians sensitive to a comedian’s aesthetics: Jimmy Vivino (Conan O’Brien Show) on guitar, Will Lee (David Letterman’s CBS Orchestra) on bass, Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live) on drums, Bette Sussman (Bette Midler Musical Director) on piano, and Steve Guyger (Jimmy Rogers Blues Band) on harmonica.
  • Members:
    Chris Barnes: Vocals / Jimmy Vivino: Guitar / Will Lee: Bass / Shawn Pelton: Drums / Bette Sussman: Piano / Will Lee: Bass/ Steve Guyger: Harmonica. Produced by Will Lee
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  • Influences:
    Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/08/18 13:01:04
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