Alabama Swamp Stomp
Growing up in Alabama, Indiana and Texas, Billy C. Farlow drew his inspiration from both black and white musicians. In his early teens he learned the guitar and harmonica. He wasn't satisfied with simply mastering renditions of the classics. His musical ear and attraction to poetry combined to form original blues, gospel, and rock 'n' roll tunes. Billy has hung out and jammed with artists such as Sippie Wallace, Big Joe Williams, and John Lee Hooker. On "Alabama Swamp Stomp", Billy's CrossCut Records debut, he's joined by his friends from Mercy, a blues/roots trio from the South of France. The band's mastermind, J. P. Avellaneda, has produced the album, co-written a couple of tunes, and recorded the studio session. With it's tight ensemble play, a steady groove and beat, the band's supplying the perfect, greasy soil for Billy C. 's swamp-drenched blues and r&b.