When: Sat., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. 2014
“The thing about Robert Johnson was that he only existed on his records,” says Martin Scorsese on the blues master. “He was pure legend.” Little is known about the life and times of the Mississippi native—even his death (presumably by poison) and exact gravesite remain unsure. But we do know that 78 years ago, in room 414 of the Gunter Hotel downtown, Brunswick Records set up a pop-up studio to record the 25-year-old. To celebrate the 16 definitive tracks that emerged from the session, the San Antonio Blues Society returns with their annual November show with a lineup to make the devil jealous he wasn’t included in the deal. Moreland & Arbuckle headlines the gig with a burning take on the Delta blues. As Dos Bros, Tony Vega and the Mighty Orq blend taut plucking with a loose slide guitar feel. Boerne native Mark Searcy earned his title as the Texas Music Awards’ 2014 Musician of the Year with a slow-cooked, Lucille-loving six-string style.