MUSIC VIDEO: MISSISSIPPI GABE CARTER
A decidedly low-fi, down-and-dirty music video, the film was shot guerrilla-style of Chicago blues recording artist Mississippi Gabe Carter playing “The Archangel of the Blues” live on Wicker Park's famed Milwaukee Ave.
Carter's haunting guitar -- a vintage 1962 National Glenwood 99 -- and vocals were recorded raw through his tiny battery-powered Vox amp. The music video screened at the Big Easy International Film & Music Festival.
Carter is one of only a handful of blues artists worldwide specializing in the distinctive Bentonia School: a style of Delta blues known for minor chords and droning strings that ring with an ominous and eerie feel. He has played the legendary Deep Blues and Chicago Blues festivals; has held court at the House of Blues; and has toured Europe and South America.
Mississippi Gabe’s music was recently featured on “NCIS: New Orleans.”