"Downtown Blues" was originally recorded by Frank Stokes in 1928, and now it's Justin Golden's turn to record a version. Golden's version sees the Richmond, VA blues artist enlisting bluegrass band Devil's Coattails. It's a song that blends traditional blues with bluegrass for one of the more unique roots based sounds. Golden's voice shines in any style, but it was just made for blues. If you are into any of the genres under the Americana label, there's going to be a lot to love with "Downtown Blues."
You can listen to Justin Golden's version of "Downtown Blues" below. The song is available with a B-side of "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer," which is a more jazzy version of the blues standard dating back to the 1950's. Golden Country Vol. 1 is due out in January. For more on Justin Golden, check out the artist's website.