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Street Corner Holler focuses on blues

Tony Markellis, left, Dale Haskell and Mark Tolstrup will perform as Street Corner Holler at Gaffney’s Restaurant in Saratoga Springs on Sunday.
Tony Markellis, left, Dale Haskell and Mark Tolstrup will perform as Street Corner Holler at Gaffney’s Restaurant in Saratoga Springs on Sunday.
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Not all blues music is the same, as Mark Tolstrup knows quite well. The Glens Falls-based guitarist has spent the past 40 years honing his own particular brand of Delta blues — one of the earliest styles of the music that developed, as its name suggests, in the Mississippi Delta in the early 1900s. The raw style is characterized by a simpler, rhythmic approach and prominent acoustic slide guitar, as opposed to the full-band approach ...

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