M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio is a roots-infused, Piedmont-steeped, yet thoroughly up-to-date group of widely and deeply talented musicians. Their influences include Etta Baker, Cephas & Wiggins, and Archie Edwards, among others. A typical performance ranges from humorous roof-raisers to the deepest expression of the blues, with a whole lot of musical stops in between. They wield a wide variety of instruments, but primarily it’s Jackie Merritt on harmonica, bones and uke, Miles Spicer on guitar, and Resa Gibbs on lead vocals and washboard.
M.S.G.’s repertoire includes original songs, traditional blues, gospel/spirituals and ragtime influenced tunes, as well as a number of surprising covers.