Winter Blues*

Adam Gussow**

On the road with a Harlem duo

FEBRUARY - NEAR ALLENTOWN, PA.

"Stay out of this, Mister Adam!" Miss Macie hisses, her lavender Yoko Ono glasses glinting as I look up in the rearview mirror. "Mister Satan oughta go get himself a white whore!"

"I'm out of it," I murmur, struggling to keep the car centered as we fly home toward New York along I-78 past Maxatawney and Kurtztown. Tonight's Happy Hour gig in Harrisburg is already a memory, eighty miles behind. Snowbanks gleam in the cockeyed glare of my misaligned left low beam. The right went out last week and really should be replaced.
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You can read the rest of Adam Gussow's essay about his blues group, "Satan and Adam", in a new collection due out in June 2007 entitled

JOURNEYMAN'S ROAD: MODERN BLUES LIVES FROM FAULKNER'S MISSISSIPPI TO  POST-9/11 NEW YORK

Adam has a web site Modern Blues Harmonica which features instantly uploadable lessons (hosted by tradebit.com), and links for every sort of Satan and Adam related stuff. He also has a harmonica teaching thing going on YouTube.

* 04/1995. Harper's Magazine.

** Adam Gussow is a musician and graduate student in English at Princeton University.

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