It’s not often that you get a chance to see a real deal bluesman, you know, like the ones romanticized in countless books, tv shows and movies. Well, Friday night we get one of those chances when T-Model Ford brings his version of the Mississippi hill-country blues sound to Dave’s Aqua Lounge. Backing T-Model on this tour is a pretty god damned talented blues ensemble in their own right, Gravelroad. I venture to say we could see Dave’s turned into the St. Pete equivalent of a deep South juke-joint until the local authorities tell T-Model and Co. it’s time to pack it up. So come out, get drunk, get high…hell, smoke a cigarette, get in a fight and go to jail. That’s what this night is all about. You could say it’s gonna be good times, but I’ll just quote T-Model and say “it’s Jack Daniel time“.
Opening the night up will be Tampa’s own down and dirty blues outfit, Nervous Turkey. They are worth seeing alone, but coupling them up with T-Model and Gravelroad just adds to this night’s concentration of awesome. For those who’ve seen Nervous Turkey you already know these guys bring the funk and for the rest of you, you need to see what the hype is all about.