Cassandra Wilson is mostly a jazz musician, but recorded a cover of "Death Letter Blues" (used as the theme song for True Detective season 3) that -- unlike Son House's original -- is rich with a somber electric bass line, complimented with slide guitar and her soulful singing. Unfortunately, nothing else on her New Moon Daughter album sounds like it.

Are there any acts that consistently play in this dark, soulful, slow tempo Delta Blues style?

  • Might this be better phrased as an "identify this genre" question ? You could then use the genre(s) to search Spotify etc.
    – Angst
    Mar 10 '19 at 12:56
  • That would be a good alternative question, but since my goal is to identify an actual act, the question as posted is more direct. If this question remains unanswered, though, your suggestion would make for a good follow-up question. Mar 10 '19 at 16:30
  • These may be too jazz oriented for you, but they are fairly consistent: Pyeng Threadgill Nnenna Freelon Dee Dee Bridgewater Melody Gardot Oct 8 '20 at 19:17

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