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Big Money Band / Press

“Long Road Traveling - So how did the blues travel from New Orleans to Annapolis. How did it fall into the hands of its modern practitioners? “You mean 40-year-old guys in ponytails, wearing Rolexes?” Big Money laughs. “We’ve just kind of adopted it. The blues has been my life since back when I heard the Rolling Stones, when I was like 12 or whatever. “I fell in love with second-generation blues,” he continues, “with the British Invasion of the ’60s, with the Beatles and Rolling Stones. They all fell in love with the blues and brought it back to us. We thought it was originally from England. You look at the albums and see the songwriters, you know — Muddy Waters and Skip James — you thought they were just other British guys, until we did our homework, and we discovered, hey, this is our music. The British teenagers had taken it over and given it back to us.” ”

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