Friday, June 20, 2008
I learned a little bit more about Watermelon Slim in this Columbus Dispatch interview. Slim is one of the most interesting personalities out there - a former truck driver, Vietnam vet, farmer, newspaper reporter, member of Mensa; and he has a unique dobro style, playing it lefthanded upside down, and with a personalized method of gripping his slide.
I do a cover of his "Black Water," about Hurricane Katrina. It's on his 2007 album "Wheel Man." Slim and his band, The Workers,