SOUTH ISLAND RHYTHM KINGS
At the nucleus of the South Island Rhythm Kings is Father/Son team of Lazy Mike Mallon and Carson Mallon creating a musical bond on early Electric Blues, accompanied by seasoned musicians delivering their mutual love of
“no school like old school” blues.
“Still That Way Today” 2022, Lazy Mike Mallon, Carson Mallon, Dan Dube', Nick Doktor, & legendary Bluesman, Jack Lavin, Bass and producing the album.
“It has been said the blues is a language we all speak. From an empty wallet to a cold side of the bed, we all experience the blues in some way. It is the expressions, or the dialects, that vary from region to region. The searing slide guitar of the Mississippi Delta, the swamp-ridden Louisiana Blues, the uptown horn arrangements of Texas and the West Coast, the soul-stirring
electrified harmonica from Chicago; these sounds have gone on to influence the world of music for decades.
It is from these traditions that the South Island Rhythm Kings draw their inspiration. In a modern world of digital excess, this is a group of musicians who present a repertoire of old-school, real-deal blues music. You will not
find any meaningless virtuosity on the new recording, only the pure expression of blues being reared on the stretch of
Highway 1 from Nanaimo down to Victoria. - Carson Mallon