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Alvin Youngblood Hart

7 p.m. Saturday, January 21. BB's Jazz Blues and Soups, 700 South Broadway.

Alvin Youngblood Hart
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Alvin Youngblood Heart

With his 1996 debut , Big Mama's Door, Alvin Youngblood Hart came on like a hungry, young successor to his mentor Taj Mahal. A fast-picking bluesman and articulate historian, he has always taken authenticity seriously, some might say obsessively. Still, AYH always deconstructs the country blues in a way that would make Joseph Spence — if not Don Van Vliet recognize a kindred spirit. Lately he's seemed to want a slice of the jam-band pie — a recent cover of Led Zep's "Heartbreaker" is pure blooze-rock pandering — but a champion player like Hart more than deserves the widest audience possible.

What To Expect: Hart may be a prodigious bandleader, but his métier remains the one-man, one-guitar blues. But backed by an electric band, there's no style he can't screw, renew or sear into a packed juke joint — and his appearance at BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups will do just that.

 
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One who gets it
One who gets it

AYH cant stand "Jam Band Pie" and that Led Zepplin cover is far from recent. You sound like a blues nazi fool trying to pigeon hole his musical calling or "métier". If you enjoy him so much perhaps you might let the guy be his own artist. He has got it ALL going on- dig it- or move on to picking apart some other mega talent.

 
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