On his new album, The Cause Of It All, The Reverend Shawn Amos "brought the ancestors into the room" to revisit ten classics from blues legends Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, and Little Walter. In this companion podcast series, The Rev speaks with the offspring of famed musical figures: Alex Dixon (grandson of Willie Dixon), Zakiya Hooker (daughter of John Lee Hooker), Vaneese Thomas (daughter of Rufus Thomas), and John Paul Hammond (son of John Hammond). All are accomplished musicians in their own right. All share stories about growing up with famous parents and forging their own paths. They also discuss the role of the blues in helping define Black culture.
Episode 1: Alex Dixon, Alex Dixon and Rev. Shawn Amos
Episode 2: Zakiya Hooker, Zakiya Hooker and Rev. Shawn Amos
Episode 3: Vaneese Thomas, Vaneese Thomas and Rev. Shawn Amos
Episode 4: John Hammond, John Hammond Jr. and Rev. Shawn Amos