If you’re going to Mieliepop you should NOT miss Gerald Clark’s set. This amazing South African muso has been around for a long time and his sound has definitely matured over the last few years. I sometimes think back to the Delta Blue days and then I realize just how far he has come since then.
There’s no doubt in my mind that his catchy lyrics and riffs will send you into a blues trance from the first second he strikes that guitar during his set. If that’s not reason enough for checking him out at Mieliepop 2016, there’s probably something wrong with you.
I recently had a chat to Gerald Clark about Mieliepop and a few other things. This is what he had to say:
What comes to mind when you think of Mieliepop Festival?
Fields full of popcorn.
What can music fans expect from your set at Mieliepop 2016?
Well, I’ve launched my new album, “Afroboer & The Golden Goose” in November. So, you can expect a full-on blues / rock extravaganza featuring great musicians like Jaco Mans, Roelof Viviers, Stephan van As. The GoldenGoose might even make an appearance. It’s going to be damn hot.
What is currently playing on your iPod / CD Player / Music Streaming service that you use?
Jack White, Nina Simone, and Bo Diddley
What is the funniest thing that you’ve experienced on stage?
Some girl jumping up on the bass speaker and kissing me.
Which quote / phrase would you use to describe the term “Kief Music” ?
Something that grooves.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Clark for this interview. I’m really looking forward to watching him perform next weekend at Mieliepop and if you’re a blues fanatic (like me) you should be as well.
If you’re not familiar with Gerald Clark’s music, have a listen to his song “All I Need is Your Love” below:
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