more than four decades, Keb’ Mo’ has been considered one of the leading
contemporary lights in the Delta Blues tradition, a guitarist of
infinite skill and invention who can easily play straight Delta
translations or seamlessly hybridize the genre with dashes of Pop, Jazz,
Folk and Rock.
Mother Maybelle Carter was a member of
the Carter Family, whose infamous 1927 recordings in Bristol, Tenn.,
(along with Jimmie Rodgers, Blind Alfred Reed and others) brought
Country music to the masses.
If you’re caught not
gettin’ down at a Particle concert, it may be assumed that you’re either
not hip enough to groove, have a fat rock in your shoe or are sadly too
self-conscious to let your limbs loose.
The band’s skronky
Psychedelic Blues with a side of Soul and a sprinkle of Pop melodicism
was an easy sell to local fans of the Buffalo Killers’ loping Psych Pop
thunder and the Heartless Bastards’ quirky Indie Blues mutations.
Either there’s an evolution/revolution
going on down in the hills of Tennessee or someone has spiked the water
supply with a chemical blend of adrenaline and amphetamine, because the
Riff Rock sounds emanating from the state these days could strip the
bark off a redwood tree at 50 paces.
What is awesome and innovative about 10
String Symphony is that while both Sedelmyer and Baiman are profuse in
the Bluegrass, Old-Time and Celtic styles, they possess an open-minded
bent for blatantly Progressive music as well.