Duke Shelby — Delta Blues Diaries

You’d think him too young a songwriter (and too much of a Londoner) to have experienced the enthralls of the deep-South hobo life, but truth be told, Duke Shelby’s special and authentic brand of powerful Blues hooks deep into our souls. With his emotional and melancholic slide guitar lines and his raspy, haunting vocals, Shelby carries his dobro on his sleeve, alongside haunted paths that tell the story of a broken heart, his hope for a better life, the Mississippi’s dreamy flow, the women he’s lost and his penchant for the bottle… Indulge yourself, give your historical or period films, documentaries, and other dramas the longing, thoughtful quality they deserve.