The 52nd Street Blues project features Charlie Burnham (vocals, mandolin, fiddle), Aubrey Dayle (drums ), Queen Esther (vocals), Mark Peterson (bass) and James "Blood" Ulmer (vocals, guitar). This collaborative effort reflects a singular, down-home vision of the blues and backwoods roots music. Their sound is less about jamming and instrumentalists and more about chant and incantation, about old-time spirituals and story-telling. "We want to take this music back to the church, where the blues was misunderstood, people thought it was a song of the devil, but it was the soul of a man for sure." Ulmer says.