Live Music: Josh Small & Andrew Alli

Around 2009, Andrew Alli was walking past Monroe park when he heard a Howlin Wolf lick and rushed home to get his harps. Josh Small was in Monroe park calling out a Howlin Wolf lick and soon after heard the perfect harmonica response. About a week later they were in a van with Richmond folk artist Tim Barry for their first tour together. In the ensuing ten years or so the two friends have continued to respond to the blues music that drew them together in the park. They found a shared interest in the various blues based idioms and styles such as Piedmont, Chicago,Jump, Gospel and Jazz. They perform all of these with a reverence for the past and an eye on the future of a living and original art form. They have toured, the United States, Europe and Australia but always seem to find their way back to Richmond Va.