The new one by Harper and Midwest Kind is a live one that's only four months old - "Live at the Blues Museum" and it just came out this week. It's bluesy rock by a pretty solid bar band that sounds like they feel asleep listening to Blues Traveler more than a couple of times, but there's more to it than that. Harper is also a bad-ass Australian harmonica player who uses aboriginal rock to make it all a bit sweatier. Despite his urgency and talent, they never really surpass the competent bar band scenario.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: Harper and Midwest Kind - Live at the Blues Museum
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Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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