Music From The Ground Up is a locally produced music video series featuring local Delta musicians affiliated with the Deep Roots music project. The series premiered in February 2021 as a result of a ‘creative pivot’ during the global pandemic. The series is housed on the Deep Roots website (www.deltadeeproots.com) and YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/deeproots) and offers individual episodes, featuring a single song performance of roots music along with a brief conversation with one of eleven musicians and bands highlighted in the series. Local artists featured in the Music From The Ground Up series include The Cuz Band, Peyton Aldridge, Tricia Walker, Gran Boiz, Jimi’s People, Jeff McCreary, Variety, Betzenzo, Keith Johnson, Delta String Band, and Craig Adams. Music From The Ground Up is part of the Deep Roots music initiative, a partnership between Big Front Porch Productions and the City of Cleveland.
Episode 033: Keith Johnson (“Light My Fire”)
Oct. 8, 2021
On this week’s Music From The Ground Up! episode, Keith Johnson, “Prince of the Delta Blues,” performs an original blues influenced tune, “Light My Fire.”