A Yankee by birth, Cree McCree was a New York-based writer and editor when she followed her passion to New Orleans in 2001. There, inspired by the local costuming culture, she began making wearable assemblage art. The author of Flea Market America: The Compete Guide to Flea Enterprise, she has written for numerous publications, including Spin, Details, No Depression, High Times, and Psychology Today.
Gospel belongs to God and the blues is the Devil’s business, and here the blues takes the form of Son Thomas, whose spare bottleneck slide strips the tradition down to its roots. Son’s been sculpting figures and heads and skulls from clay gathered in the nearby hills for just about as long as he’s been playing the blues, which is to say: all his life.