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Rhonda and Sparky Rucker

As very much a folklorist and community historian like a performer, Sparky Rucker (Knoxville, TN) offers combined his like for blues and tunes from the Dark ballad tradition having a wish to both educate and entertain. Rucker can be closely from the folk legacy from the Appalachians. His recordings and shows often constitute background lessons in themselves, as Rucker revives and reinterprets bygone lore — stories of Dark outlaws and heroes, railroad tunes, prison songs, independence tunes, spirituals, and even more. An excellent slideguitarist, Sparky Rucker provides his own contact towards the blues of Robert Johnson and additional legends, aswell as composing his personal.

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