Sunday music

October 25, 2009

…And it ain’t church music, neither.

I’ve been out to Dockers Bar & Grill, which fortunately is not far from my house, as I have had several beers. I do, though, want to commend to y’all Heavy Suga and the SweeTones, a blues band fronted by one Heather Crosse, on which there is more stuff here: http://www.myspace.com/heathercrosse

They’re Hot Springs’ entry in the International Blues Challenge in January on Beale Street in Memphis. They likely won’t win it….but they’re pretty respectable.

Different guitar player, as theirs is in for back surgery. But the gal can sing.

Different guitar player, as theirs is in for back surgery. But the gal can sing.

Heather is a big, big voice is a little bitty red-headed white gal. She can do some Etta James and some KoKo Taylor; her “You Don’t Move Me No’ Mo'”  is pretty exceptional. She covers everyone from Muddy Waters to Otis Redding. Her harmonica player, Greg Batterton, is an old hand on the blues club circuit, and can do all the classics, and is worth listening to on the harp. Lee Williams, the drummer, out of Clarksdale, Miss., is a good, steady, even-keel drummer, laying down a steady beat.

Filling in at guitar is Daddy Rich, also from Clarksdale, and that white boy is pretty respectable. They need to turn up the amp on his guitar,though.

Heather plays a perfectly serviceable bass; she’s not Carole Kay, yet, but she shows promise of getting there.

Anyway, look for them. they’re worth it.

And you and y’mama ‘n ’em have a drink and get ready for the work week.

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