Skeeter Brandon and Highway 61

Skeeter Brandon has been described as possessing a “soulful roar, which is husky, fierce, menacing, and sweet as honey,” and Highway 61 backs up those stellar vocals with some of the Carolinas’ finest blues/R&B musicians. Max Drake is one of the region’s most recognized and respected blues guitarists. And the rock-solid rhythm section features bassist Chris Grant, an original member of the band, and Russ Wilson, considered by many to be the best swing drummer in the region.

Mixing their unique original material with classics by such legendary artists as B.B. King, Otis Redding, Albert King, and Ray Charles, Skeeter Brandon and Highway 61 demonstrate that the blues is not only alive and kicking, but rockin’ and rollin’ as well.


This artist appears in Jubilee #517: Skeeter Brandon and Highway 61.