Thursday, May 10, 2007

Junior Brown @ the Independent

Guitarists, retro hipsters, Texas swing fans, steel guitar rebels, and old-school country nostalgists stood in awe facing the stage at the Independent, their faces beaming with shit-eating grins. Junior Brown was in the house, tearing up his custom guit-steel with a ten-gallon blend of barnyard chicken picking, lap steel greased lightning, and raucous rock n' roll. If Jimi Hendrix had ever shared a stage with Jimmy Bryant and Buddy Emmons, this is what the gig would have sounded like.