Starting out his musical life as a Roots Rock ‘N’ Roll act, Rufus Wainwright has reinvented himself in fine fashion as a Blues-Rock band. Since he is fronting a piano-based band expect a lot of good times boogie-woogie served with a side order of New Orleans blues. The self-titled new record is tremendous and should be heard by more ears. “Thank You, Lucille” is a tribute to B.B. King and his signature guitar.
RIP to the gravel-voiced bluesman. The Foo Fighters more than do the iconic song “Polk Salad Annie” justice as sidemen on this one.
Ben Harper was introduced to blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite by John Lee Hooker. Together the two talented musicians released a Grammy winning album, Get Up. And now, the duo has produced another stellar effort with their latest release, No Mercy In This Land. This is their story.
And this is their song.