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      "I sweat like a hog," Mooney confesses. That’s an understatement. Stand next to John Mooney in the intimacy of a nightclub and you can feel the temperature in the joint soar as he wields his slide like a straight razor, slicing at his strings until they weep and wail. Mooney plays... read more

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      Aug 24 The Little Gem Saloon New Orleans, Louisiana
      Aug 31 The Little Gem Saloon New Orleans, Louisiana
      Sep 7 The Little Gem Saloon New Orleans, Louisiana
      Sep 14 The Little Gem Saloon New Orleans, Louisiana
      Sep 21 The Little Gem Saloon New Orleans, Louisiana
      Sep 28 The Little Gem Saloon New Orleans, Louisiana
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      "I sweat like a hog," Mooney confesses.

      That’s an understatement. Stand next to John Mooney in the intimacy of a nightclub and you can feel the temperature in the joint soar as he wields his slide like a straight razor, slicing at his strings until they weep and wail.

      Mooney plays with such ferocity you swear he’s going to levitate. When he’s in full tilt, sweat flies off the guy like the burning notes shooting from his fingers, and his cowboy boots threaten to stomp a hole right through the stage. By the end of the song you don’t know if it’s your sweat or his that’s soaking your shirt — but it feels oh so good.

      Make no mistake: there’s more to John Mooney than sweat and fast playing. In a world of technically proficient players who all sound alike, Mooney has developed one of the most distinctive and easily identifiable guitar and vocal signatures of anyone alive today. His snaky, slide-drenched interpretations of New Orleans mambo and second-line rhythms come by way of the Mississippi Delta and weave a seriously funky groove through the blues that can turn your backbone to jelly. Couple that with a voice that could fill a room without a microphone, resonant with emotion and soaring and moaning with the ghosts of Son House and Professor Longhair, and you have a seductive musical cocktail that leaves you deliriously drunk with pleasure every time.

      It’s no accident that Mooney’s vocal stylings reflect the influence of House and Longhair (Henry Roeland Byrd). He learned under the tutelage of both..

      by Karl Bremer for Blues Access

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