Sir Rod and the Blues Doctors

Sir Rod and the Blues Doctors

Blues


 
Riding high on the success of Come Together (2020), their acclaimed debut release, Sir Rod & The Blues Doctors are a passion project from the start—a soulful, funky, Deep South trio bound by a family connection to the late Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee (1936-2020), the greatest one-man blues band who ever lived.

Have you heard of Satan & Adam (2018), the Netflix documentary? It tracks the unlikely, decades-long partnership between Magee, a Mississippi-born busker and street-prophet, and Adam Gussow, a younger white harmonica ace. Joining forces on the streets of Harlem in the 1980s, riding out the racial turmoil of that era, Magee and Gussow ended up becoming a national touring act and Living Blues cover story. The duo dissolved after Magee’s 1998 breakdown, then reunited in a late-life comeback story that had viewers in tears.

Magee’s nephew Rod Patterson, aka “Sir Rod,” was one of those viewers. A singer, dancer, and motivational speaker based in Atlanta, he contacted Gussow with a proposition: Why don’t we team up and keep my uncle’s and your music—the Satan & Adam songbook—alive? Magee, it turned out, had lived with Patterson’s family down in Florida before Gussow hooked up with him in Harlem; the two younger men had both been mentored into the blues by the same elder.

The result of that conversation was an explosion of creativity and brotherhood that can’t be denied—plus a dynamic new touring act, perfect for your club, festival, college, or private party.


Upcoming Events



Venue Date
Sertoma Youth Ranch
Brooksville
Camping With the Blues
Sat, October 22
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
$Tickets



Previous Events


Venue Date
Sertoma Youth Ranch
Brooksville
October 21, 2018
11:00am Camping with the Blues
$Tickets