Live Review: Jimbo Mathus and The Dial Back Sound @ The Hamilton Live — 7/22/21

Jimbo_7
Jimbo Mathus and The Dial Back Sound perform at The Hamilton Live on July 22, 2021. (Photo by Rashad Polk)

Jimbo Mathus is best known as the guitarist, singer, and bandleader for the swing revival group Squirrel Nut Zippers. But Jimbo’s career is much broader than that, and when he performed with his band, The Dial Back Sound, at The Hamilton on Thursday, he promised to get to “all types of music,” starting with “a little bit of honky tonk, and bringing up some deep soul from the deep South.”

Continue Reading

Live Review: Whitey Morgan and the 78’s @ Rams Head Live — 3/23/19

whitey_morgan_by_marc_nader_2014
Whitey Morgan (Photo by Marc Nader)

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s cut a distinctive appearance, one that could mislead audiences, such as those at the band’s recent concert at Rams Head Live. Many of the players in this talented modern-day honky tonk band look like ex-football players gone hippie — big, bulky bodies with long hair and bushy beards.

Continue Reading

Don’t Miss: Kelly Willis and Chris Knight @ The Birchmere, 6/8/18

Chris Knight 2013-2
Chris Knight (Photo courtesy Michael J. Media)

Kelly Willis has a new rockabilly-flavored album, Back Being Blue, released in May via Premium Records/Thirty Tigers. Chris Knight last released Little Victories via Drifter’s Church in 2012. The two team up for a double-blast of Americana at The Birchmere on Friday, June. 8.

Continue Reading