Friday, July 13, 2007
Blackhawk- Cast Iron Heart
I'm fascinated by musicians who manage to reinvent themselves to sustain their commercial viability. Bon Jovi seems to be successfully crossing over to the country audience. Henry Paul helped blaze that trail several years ago. He was once a member of the Outlaws, a band famous for recording the second best Southern rock jam. Paul later retooled his talents to become the voice of mainstream country music band Blackhawk. They had a pretty decent run of hits. This formulaic song from a 1995 release is an album track that showcases Paul's distinctive voice and the band's boogie undercurrents.
It pains me to write negatively of music, especially when it's made by a bunch of seemingly nice guys. But my review of last night's O.A.R. show is unkind.
Kansas City Click: A free show featuring Mark Selby and Johnny Ricker is in Olathe tonight.
Lucinda Williams and very special opening act Charlie Louvin play Saturday at Crossroads.
Good ol' Charlie Pride sings at Ameristar on Sunday.