Unleashing a fresh blend of spook, swing and sensuality, Dr. John's latest album, "Locked Down," wows us with an energetic new twist on the sounds of bayou boogie.
Humidity. Beer. Hose water splashing over the edge of a galvanized steel swimming pool. Mosquitos. More beer. Cooler doors slamming shut, the oily odor of burning citronella, and as it gets dark, blocks away, the faint wail of police sirens. Beer.
Each month, writing essays this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of the intrepid members of KDHX's pool of volunteer photographers.
Rave On Buddy Holly
The songs on most tribute records can be broken down into three categories: 1) rote repeats of the original tune, 2) efforts to be hip or edgy that cause the song to lose its essence and 3) versions where the artist hits the sweet spot between being true to the song while still putting his or her mark on it.