The Soul of John Black
The Soul Of John Black is the nom de musique of John Bigham, whose impressive resume includes a stint as percussionist with the Miles Davis band, eight years of guitar and keyboard work with the pioneering rock-funk-ska band Fishbone, and touring and session work with Dr. Dré, Eminem, Nikka Costa, Bruce Hornsby and Everlast, just to name a few.
The arrangements on the recording Black John blend blues, folk, funk, rock, country, classic soul, Gospel and world music, but Bigham doesn’t spend a lot of time planning out his line of attack. “I have my own style, but I have no preconceived notions about what a song’s going to sound like. I get it down by feel and instinct, just doing what comes naturally. It’s the same approach I’ve taken to my entire career, and my life, for that matter.”
Tickets for the March 7 show at the Sioux Falls Orpheum Theatre are $33 and $42.