Mike Stevens & Raymond McLain – Old Time Mojo
Mike Stevens and Raymond McLain combine forces to create a new and unique combination of musical styles that ultimately reflect their backgrounds in bluegrass, blues and old time country music. Stevens is well known in music circles throughout North America as one of the most innovative and technically brilliant harmonica players playing anywhere. Raymond McLain has been raised in the traditions of Southern Appalachian music and plays fiddle, banjo and guitar and sings with a pure tenor voice that reflects his deeply rooted heritage. Both of these talented musicians have experienced varied careers since meeting for the first time on the stage of the world-famous Grand Old Opry in 1989. But that’s when their musical bond was set and they have continued to play inspired, creative and amazing music together ever since – music that pushes the boundaries while maintaining a great respect for the musical traditions that have gone on before. Old Time Mojo is their first duo recording together and it reflects their wide personal and musical influences while sounding as if they have been playing together since childhood. Mike and Raymond have performed in concert, clubs, at festivals and between them in over 70 foreign countries in some of the most prestigious venues in the world.