Got My Mojo Workin' - Newports with Funky Mojo Daddy
A raucous finale - The Newports & Funky Mojo Daddy, with special guest WVPE Blues Review host Ole Harv, Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, Michigan, July 6, 2019. The bands get their mojo workin' and they just can't stop, as you'll see in this video.
The Newports, Harbor Country’s favorite blues/rock/soul ensemble, returned to the Acorn to celebrate the release of their debut album “Live at the Acorn!” The Newports' roots are in Chicago's south suburbs in the mid-1960s, and their eclectic mix of blues, rock, funk, and soul reflects the south side vibe of that era. The band's sound features a soulful four-piece horn section, the harmonica magic of Jumpin' Gene Halton, R&B keyboard and vocal stylings of Eddie Beard, and the high-energy guitar and vocals of wild man Mark Rongers.
Joining the Newports that night were Funky Mojo Daddy. These veterans of the local blues scene, who perform regularly at House of Blues, Buddy Guy’s Legends and other major blues venues in Chicagoland, bring a tasty mix of funk, roots rock, and soul into their repertoire. The two bands joined forces for the evening's encore, Muddy Waters' "Got My Mojo Working."