Hes so busy laying tracks for other peopleincluding buddies/kindred spirits Tommy Womack, Rodney Crowell and Todd Sniderhe hasnt spent much time boosting his own career. Kimbrough enjoyed modest success in late 80s/early 90s leading Will & the Bushmen, then teamed with Womack in the Bis-Quits, but seems to have spent the balance of the last dozen years as an in-demand session guitarist and sideman. Hopefully, Americanitis should change that. His 2006 album is a vibrant, no punch-pulling broadside on the Bush years, which asks that God forgive our Warring Ways, laments the disappearance of Pride from the list of mortal sins, and forecasts Wind Blowing Change, over a mix of rollicking roots fueled by insistent brain-sticking hooks. It makes him an ideal musical guest for this Obamarama fundraiser.
Tue., Oct. 21, 8 p.m., 2008