Blackberry Smoke isn’t a
stereotypical Southern Rock band, in that they don’t tend to stretch out
solos for half an hour. But along with a fresh batch of good original
songs, they do bring that basic Southern Rock/Outlaw Country groove that
fills the need for down-to-earth, blue collar Rock & Roll.
It's been a couple of days since the end of MidPoint, and I still feel as though I bodysurfed a tsunami. Two thoughts occurred almost simultaneously when I finished my review of Saturday night's final shows: "Man, I'm glad I don't have to go out tonight," followed by, "Man, I can't wait until next year." In the meantime, let's spin some new albums from Madness, Blackberry Smoke, Dennis Diken with Bell Sound, Will Hoge and Kris Kristofferson.