The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Lifestyles

November 19, 2010

Smoot Mahuti to stage reunion show

JOPLIN, Mo. — Veteran blues guitarist and singer-songwriter John Moss will headline a performance with some of the longtime area musicians who have played with him in the band “Smoot Mahuti” at a reunion show Wednesday at the Creamery, 514 Kentucky Ave.

Smoot Mahuti, featuring Moss as the lead man, originally included the late saxophonist Bob Macy, the late Michael Ray on drums and Marc Marcano on keyboards. The band also formerly included such performers as Kingsnake Records artist Ace Moreland.

The band has toured or performed shows with the Cate Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Lonnie Mack and Robert Cray, and at the Eureka Springs Blues Festival and the first Rock Poster Expo in San Francisco in 1992.

After touring and playing regionally for with the band for 15 years, Moss went on to other pursuits but has regrouped with other musicians over the years and most recently has done a number of benefit performances using the Mahuti handle, including the Ride for Life summer picnic. In this performance, Moss will be joined by Annie Walser on piano, Steven Duncan on bass, Miles Jacobs on drums and Johnny Rose on guitar.

Advance tickets are available for $8 at Woody’s Woodfire Pizza and Vintage Stock.

The show will open at 9 p.m.

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