Like God, free love, the novel and Art itself, rock & roll is dead. Well-read, post-rock critics and dourly cryptic, multisyllabic bands have been shouting as much from the rooftops. Funeral proceedings are as yet premature, but the morticians will likely have their way. For his part, Ronnie Dawson is going out swinging. At 61, the Blond Bomber, the Waxahachie Wild Man, is calling an end to his 40 years on the club circuit. He's not about to retire from music, but his regular gigs at juke joints like Off... More >>>
Ronnie Dawson has that elusive rock & roll charisma -- no amount of volume, speed or greasy festooning can make up for it.