Sliding, picking, strumming, sucking, blowing tapping & scratching good time front porch music!
The King Biscuit Boys formed in 2011 when Craig was finishing music college and went out to meet and play with other musicians, looking to The Blues. Jonathan was looking for a harmonica player and they met up and started jamming together. They began doing Gigs in 2012 playing shows up and down the country. The two though far apart in age are both influenced by the same Blues and roots Music of the 40's 50's and 60's. This comes together to influence there sound of country blues music for the modern age.
Our collaboration came to an end in the summer of 2020 when Craig decided to move on to other projects.
Craig is the virtuoso harmonica player and a multi instrumentalist, who plays melodica, keyboards, hang drum, tongue drum, Washboard and occasionally the spoons. His latest instrument of choice is lapsteel played with a spoon and bar.
Craig first interest in the harmonica
started when he heard The Wizard by Black Sabbath. That Christmas a family
member brought him a harmonica and has played it everyday since. (give or take
a day or two)
This is Craig's Facebook page.
As well as performing with the King Biscuit Boys and others, writing songs Jonathan has also written articles, reviewed CDs & live performances for Blues Magazines and is a promoter for the Bletchley Blues Club in Milton Keynes. www.bletchleybluesclub.uk.
Also known as The Craig Stocker Rhythm Section.
Jonathan just wants to sing and play the blues. Don't give him too many chords or flattened 9ths (whatever they are).
Jonathan has over the years built a vast collection of blues records and in doing so has become a scholar of the blues. This has helped him develop his own unique country/blues guitar tone and gruff vocal style. Jonathan has been meeting with other blues musicians and released his album 'Just got to'.
Jonathan's new projects.
Where we got our name from:
In November 1941 'King Biscuit Time' was born. Broadcast from radio station KFFA, located across the Mississippi River in Helena, Arkansas. The programme saturated the Delta with live blues and a pitch to buy King Biscuit Flour.
It was on King Biscuit Time that Muddy Waters first heard an amplified harmonica and electric guitar.
Edited from 'Muddy Water - The Mojo Man' by Sandra B.Tooze.
The King Biscuit Boys were predominantly an acoustic blues duo that could turn electric if required. From 2012 to 2019 they honed their craft playing regularly all over England and Wales. They were based in the South Midlands and built up a loyal, local fans base.
The King Biscuit Boys delivered an energetic authentic blues infused live performance. While Jonathan provided various guitar styles and vocals; Craig interweaved with virtuoso harmonica playing. He also brings washboard, cajon, keyboard, lap slide and much more to the party!
They performed a wide range of material from country blues, through the 40s and 50s to modern original blues songs.
"The mix of good time acoustic blues on guitar and harmonica, supplemented with a sprinkling of other instruments and a good balance of originals and covers, with a generous drizzle of humour thrown in, left me going home have had a thoroughly entertaining evening" - John Cee Stannard.