Tuesday, April 28, 2009

First Stomp

Tonight's the first night of the Ponderosa Stomp at the House of Blues. Here's the lineup:

The Big Room Stage
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Little Willie Littlefield

6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Classie Ballou

7:30 PM - 8:40 PM
Otis Clay and the Hi Rhythm Section

8:55 PM - 9:45 PM
James Blood Ulmer

10:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Dale Hawkins and James Burton with Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics

11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
The Remains

12:15 AM - 1:00 AM
Howard Tate

1:15 AM - 2:00 AM
Ray Sharpe with the A-Bones

2:15 AM - 3:15 AM
Lady Bo

Parish Stage
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Alton Lott backed by Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Johnny Powers backed by Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Carl Mann backed by Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cowboy Jack Clement backed by Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics

8:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Little Joe Washington

9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Lil Greenwood backed by the Bo-Keys

9:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Texas Johnny Brown backed by the Bo-Keys

10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Little Willie Littlefield

11:15 PM - 12:15 AM
The Bo-Keys with special guest Dennis Coffey

12:30 AM - 1:15 AM
Legendary Stardust Cowboy

1:30 AM - 2:45 AM
Kenny and the Kasuals

I don't even try to see it all, particularly with another night of Stomp ahead of me and last night's Condo Fucks' show behind me. Rob Cambre says Little Joe Washington is the night's must-see, so I'll try to catch him, James Blood Ulmer, and hang around to see if the Remains hold my attention. Typically, garage bands disappoint at the Stomp because their great records were often heavily shaped by the circumstances of their recordings, and left to their own devices, they're often pretty ordinary. IF they stay interesting, then I'll hang for Legendary Stardust Cowboy, but I suspect the same caveats apply. If I'm still in the bar after that, something went horribly wrong or wonderfully right.

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