In the late-70s, slide guitar slinger George Thorogood arrived like the gene-spliced son of Chuck Berry and Elmore James, duck-walking the Bo Diddley beat back onto FM radio and shoving then-obscure folk label Rounder Records onto the pop culture radar with his Top 40 album Move It on Over. Today, Thorogoods Bad to the Bone routine might seem a bit arthritic, but the truth is the 59-year-olds bawling voice and steel-fingered chops still serve his barroom blooze n boogie like Martina Navratilova with a mean streak. Hes even got a new album, his 15th studio disc, The Dirty Dozen, that reached the top of Billboards blues chart with a blend of his own out-of-print obscurities and classics like Chess Records songwriter Willie Dixons Tail Dragger and country truck stop god Dave Dudleys Six Days on the Road. The CDs proof that although its been 34 years on the road for Thorogood, he aint changed a lick. Tom Hambridge opens.
Wed., March 17, 2010