Several years back I was lucky enough to head to Columbia for the Roots N Blues Festival with fellow KDHX photographer Nate Burrell.
It's not difficult to imagine Zach Heckendorf and his guitarist sidekick sitting on their couch writing their solos with John Mayer Trio playing in the background.
The sign on the fence said, "Sold Out. See you tomorrow." And so it goes, another Wednesday night at Off Broadway.
There were good ol' boys in their best cowboy hat, ladies in little dresses and folks that look like the regular at your neighborhood bar. And it was Ryan Bingham who brought them all together.
If you're not sure that country music is cool, then Hayes Carll has a sound thay may convince you.
Alvin Youngblood Hart wrapped his hand around the neck of his guitar as though there wasn't a better thing to hold on to. He played the blues, and that's all there was to it.
Monday night at the Firebird was full of deja vu, with bands performing that I had either seen many times before or could have sworn I had.