“Please, Mr. President, lay some stimulus on me,” wails Guitar Shorty (né David Kearney) on his latest album, Bare Knuckle. Shorty picked up his moniker while gigging in Florida during high school. The 70-year-old former Ray Charles bandmember gets down and dirty with a searing, psychedelic blues style that, while fiercely original, may also remind you of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, or Buddy Guy at their nastiest. With Ray Schinnery.
Thu., April 8, 7 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 6, 2010