Trouble in Mind

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Jeff Long


  • Blues
  • Folk
  • Soul

As the Rev. Gary Davis sang, “Death don’t have no mercy in this land.” And while death is ever present on the edges of our experience, ever anticipating, life isn’t much easier–we all have our struggles, our troubles in mind, those periods of darkness for which only music is antidote.

Trouble in Mind grapples with the darkness. It does not hide from pain or loss; rather, through music, we attempt understand the elemental nature of these concepts, the true and simple, and we grow from them. It is not, as many people say of Blues music, “depressing.” It is real. We don’t chase fantasies and swallow pop nuggets on Trouble in Mind. We share stories–through artists such as Muddy Waters, Skip James, Robert Johnson, Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, and many others–that make sense of the dangerous path we all must walk.

And at the end we will be granted no mercy. But at least we have comfort along the way.

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    9 responses to “Trouble in Mind

    1. Hi!

      What was that song you played on Sunday, the 7th of Jun, that sounded really old and bluegrassy about a guy saying “heaven is my home and I’m going there”?


      • That song was “No Depression in Heaven” performed by the New Lost City Ramblers. Thank you for listening!

    2. Really enjoyed your psychedelic summer show tonight! Nice eclectic blend of tunes, some familiar, some new to me…thanx

      • In order to protect the privacy and personal life of our DJs, we do not give out such information about them. Thank you for your understanding.

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