Greg “Big Papa” Binns is a one-man-band from Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he resides in a century-old log cabin nestled deep in the Ouachita Mountains. He plays a heavy, foot stompin’ blues, borrowing from the past, but making it his own with a modern edge. Listeners claim Big Papa is like a mad juggler–playing his hypnotic beat with his feet, hitting cymbals with his hands, playing his guitar, and howling out his sad lonesome songs with complete abandon.
He has worked throughout the Mississippi Delta for the last decade, playing juke joints, festivals, and busking on street corners honing his skills. A protégé of the late, great CeDell Davis (Fat Possum Records), the last of the original Delta Blues Singers, Big Papa Binns toured the world and recorded two albums with him, working alongside such musicians such as the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Duff McKagan (Guns and Roses), Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees), and Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden).