Luther Wright and the Wrongs will be swinging by on their current tour in support of Rebuild the Wall, a song-for-song remake of Pink Floyd's legendary concept album. Not that unusual you say? Well, consider that the Canadian group (featuring members of Weeping Tile) reconstruct the classic straight-faced in a Bluegrass and old-school Country style. Now, it's clearly a novelty piece, but it's a heck of a lot of fun. The band distills Country and Bluegrass to a stereotype sometimes (it seems like they fall back on the "Devil Went Down to Georgia" backbeat when they don't know what to do), but a project so ambitious deserves some praise. And live, one can only hope they bring a full set, just like the giant wall re-creation the originals took on the road back in the day. We're guessing bricks will be replaced by bails of hay. Should be a lot of fun either way.
On Thursday at the BarrelHouse.