The last we heard from Epiphone's Ted Drozdowski, shown here cutting tracks at Omega Lab Studio with his trusty blonde Epiphone Dot
, was March 2012 for the release of his documentary, Big Shoes: Walking and Talking the Blues
, by noted filmmaker Robert Mugge (Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records
and the Sonny Rollins documentary, Saxophone Colossus
). Ted and his group Scissormen have an ever growing and rabid following around the U.S. for bringing juke joint blues back to where it belongs, the dance floor. "Scissormen is simply incendiary," said Mugge in probably one of the few understatements in rock and roll today.
Now comes the good news that Ted is working on a new Scissormen album. The disc will have 11 songs and reflects an evolution from a traditional Mississippi hill country and Delta juke joint line-up of guitar and drums to a guitar/bass/drums trio with the addition of Marshall Dunn. Drummer Matt Snow also appears on the album. Guests include the legendary GRAMMY nominated soul vocalist Mighty Sam McClain and Hammond B-3 organ player Paul Brown. Look for it early next year.
Omega Lab Studio is unique among Nashville area recording houses. It's located in a series of military surplus tents high atop a mountain in the woods and can only be reached by a dirt road. The “green” studio has been hand-built by engineer Robert McClain to draw a minimal amount of electricity and has unique sonic qualities due to its construction. Visit the website for details
and stay tuned for more updates.