Driven by tough slide guitar and Ben Miller's tougher voice, the call-and-response gospel blues of "Get Right Church" just might make a believer out of the most hardened skeptic.
With smoky vocals, lyrics soaked with emotion and powerful rock 'n' roll energy, Benjamin Booker's self-titled debut album might leave you asking, "Ben, where have you been all my life?"
The last couple of visits by Dave Alvin coincided with tornadoes and storms in the area.
Doug Deming and Dennis Gruenling with the Jewel Tones are made up of a big guitar, with an even bigger sound, and a blistering harp; add in a strong rhythm section, and the various forms of blues and swing are well represented.
A dark, foggy night puts visibility at zero. Footprints on a muddy road lead to a house. A man sits on the porch alone with a world full of memories and a hollow-body guitar full of stories -- this man is none other than Ray Bonneville.