Arts, Entertainment, Living
Phil Pemberton, left, and Chris Vachon punch out the blues. (Jim White photo)
Well, BlueNotes managed to catch the exciting jump blues of Roomful of Blues Friday night, and it was better than expected.
These guys are just so consistently good. Chris Vachon seemed especially hot on guitar, the horns were crisp, and everything fell into place for almost two hours of swinging, jumping, scorching blues.
The new singer with the band, Phil Pemberton, proves to be a good addition. I don't know how Roomful keeps coming up with great personnel to replace other great personnel. Pemberton sings excellent uptempo blues and can raise your hair with a traditional blues like "Black Night" - during which Vachon pulled out an especially hot solo.