photo from the show courtesy of Joyce at Cuneform Records.
They even do some Link Wray as well as tackling the vocals of the Hank Williams classic, 'Your Cheatin' Heart'. It is all familiar aside from the soloing, which would have had audiences of the fifties and early sixties fleeing in terror, like they did in those radiation monster movies of the day. And like when I saw Johnny A recently, Harrison added some drama by controlling the dynamics through volume shifts, which makes familiar material all the more exciting. They added some guest singers and keyboardists (an old high school pal) to add even more layers to their sound. Great fun tonight.
And you have one more chance to see Joel Harrison in DC as he plays two sets tonight at the Bohemian Caverns on U Street. He will be doing a bit more of his unique genre bending style that he exhibits on his latest album, 'Mother Stump'. So don't expect Link Wray, but expect to be impressed by some superior guitar work.