For music writers, the narrative of rock 'n' roll rebirth is a lousy crutch that's frequently misapplied. But when it's the truth, it becomes hard to write about anything else.
Charlie Parr is a Duluth-based country blues musician, a juxtaposition of location and genre which is only surprising if you haven't heard of Bob Dylan.
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and Reverend Horton Heat played their second night at the Old Rock House last night to a large and energetic crowd of true believers and newcomers alike. At the end of the evening, even the most die-hard had been converted by the country blues and rockabilly gospel spread by these two holy men.
Luther Dickinson is the heart and soul of heavy country blues band the North Mississippi Allstars. For this session, Luther flies solo, with just his weathered moan and stormy slide guitar in tow.