John Cephas and Phil Wiggins (official wiki AMG) first met in the mid-70's, and played together till Cephas died this March. This delectable take on Stag is from their 1986 album Dog Days of August.
The guitar sparkles; the harmonica makes my heart speed up a little. Cephas' vocals duel with the harmonica for notice, and alllllllmost win out.
Lyrically, there's not much here we haven't heard twenty times before, but there's a joy in distillation of everything good about a song. This is classic Stag, bluesy, folky, violent and dark and dangerous.
December's coming up, folks. Are you ready for Christmas music? It's starting soon.