Published on October 5th, 2022 | by TLV News

Oxford Blues Festival 2022 Spotlight: Sir Rod & The Blues Doctors

Sir Rod & The Blues Doctors play at 8:15 pm on Saturday, October 8, 2022

Founded in the winter of 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic washed across America and the rest of the world, Sir Rod & The Blues Doctors are a joyous, unlikely ensemble—a three-man brotherhood dedicated to the project of keeping alive the vibrant sounds and spirit of blues master Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee.

Atlanta-based singer “Sir Rod” Patterson is Magee’s nephew; harmonica player/percussionist Adam Gussow was Magee’s partner for more than three decades (1986–2018) in the Harlem blues duo Satan & Adam, featured in a Netflix-screened documentary by the same name.

With Mississippi blues veteran Alan Gross on guitar (and his homemade cigar-box guitars), Sir Rod & The Blues Doctors released their debut record, Come Together, to rave reviews in the summer of 2020. In 2022, they released a new live album, Keeping It in the Family.

Based in Oxford, Mississippi, for the past twenty years, Adam Gussow, who has been called “one of the world’s finest blues harmonica players,” is acknowledged by his peers as a contemporary master; his one-man-band version of “Crossroads Blues” has drawn raves (and more than four million views) on YouTube.

Adam Gussow, Sir Rod, and Alan Gross.
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