A play about the myth surrounding an old blues singer, from the author of The Libertine.
"Tonight I’m up on stage, Robert Johnson number. I’m singing it and it hits me. Crossroads. That’s where he’d go. He’d go to live at the crossroads"
Jesse Davidson, last of the old-time Delta blues singers, died fourteen years ago. But legends continue to surround him – like the story about him selling his soul to the devil so that he could play guitar. And the story that he isn’t dead at all. When an English rock band hits town, their leader comes looking for the truth and triggers a confrontation of mythic proportions.