Twelve-Bar Blues

Your woman just left you. You’re hurtin’, and can’t shake the grip of that badass mojo she left you – the endless drag of bills, progeny who can’t piss straight, and a serious case of castration anxiety. You’ve got the blues, boy.

Options? Hit the bars -- and eventually the floor -- or seek out some “shit, grit, and mother-wit,” as Ralph Ellison might say. All three’ll be in abundant supply at Blues Blast 2008, where Walter Trout, Deanna Bogart, Harper, Eden Brent, Chuck Hall, Delta Highway, Soulcatcher, and Big Daddy D & the Dynamites will provide all the soul resuscitation you require.

An afterparty featuring Johnny Rawls starts at 8 at the Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School Road. Cover there is $8; call 602-265-4842.

Sat., Feb. 23, noon, 2008
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Nina Carapetyan