#84 – Todd Park Mohr – 100 Years of Robert Johnson

Todd Park Mohr - 100 Years of Robert Johnson

Big Head Todd & the Monsters had a smash album in 1993 featuring the radio hits “Broken-Hearted Savior” and “Bittersweet.” Since then, they’ve released several albums and developed a reputation as a great live band.  Their latest project, credited to the Big Head Blues Club is 100 Years of Robert Johnson, a tribute to the influential bluesman who would’ve hit the century mark this year.  The band has enlisted the help of some of the finest blues legends still alive: B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin, Charlie Musselwhite, Honeyboy Edwards, and Ruthie Foster, to accompany them on reworkings of ten of Johnson’s greatest compositions.  Icon Fetch talks with leader Todd Park Mohr about the inspiration behind the tribute, working with the classic blues players, and the story behind the band’s initial success.