Going Back to Vicksburg
The follow-up to 2003's 'Life & Times' (also available from CD Baby), John Minton's 'Going Back to Vicksburg' features thirteen new rooted originals, performed by John with the Possum Trot Orchestra and the Flying Suraci. John Minton has been playing American roots music for over thirty years, first around his hometown of Houston, Texas, later in Nacogdoches then Austin, more recently in and around Fort Wayne, Indiana. Besides performing himself, he has long pursued the topic as a teacher, researcher, and writer. He is currently Professor of Folklore at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he teaches a wide range of courses on folk and popular music. He has also published numerous articles and books on the music and folk culture of the American South. JOHN MINTON, GOING BACK TO VICKSBURG (Southern Can CDs SCCD 2223, 2004) with THE POSSUM TROT ORCHESTRA JOHN MINTON * vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, bass, accordion, lap steel, organ, drums & percussion CHARLIE GILBERT * banjo DAVE KARTHOLL * mandolin & bowed bass and THE FLYING SURACI ROB SURACI * vocals & percussion SUSIE SURACI * vocals & percussion 1 Going Back to Vicksburg 3:24 2 Skinny Mary 4:09 3 The Hot Springs Murder 3:47 4 Midnight on the Water 5:52 5 Times Picayune 2:42 6 The Wild Ox Moan 8:03 7 Big Star Is Falling (Mama 'T'Ain't Long 'Fore Day) 2:39 8 Poor Boy 3:31 9 Son James & Mooney 7:00 10 Down Along the Brazos (Where the Muddy Waters Roll) 4:06 11 Poor Darcy Howard 4:03 12 The Season of Salt Rain 4:38 13 The Hell Bound Train 4:44 All songs by John Minton * Monkey Knuckles Music/ASCAP Recorded, mixed & mastered by TOM TEMPEL Tempel Recording Studio * Fort Wayne, Indiana July * August 2004 Produced by JOHN MINTON © 2004 John Minton/Southern Can CDs.