Rosie Flores / Kenny Neal / Robert Randolph
This two-day lineup at the Bandshell should get a blue ribbon. Rockabilly filly Rosie Flores (pictured), here leading her Rivetors, can be subtle guitarist but also spit lightning on electric, a singer who can do heartache as well as wire-tough and a clever writer to boot. Her latest, Working Girl's Guitar, stretches from roots rock to hard country, surf and swing, winding up with a terrific, jazzy, acoustic version of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Baton Rouge's Kenny Neal learned the blues from his illustrious father, harmonica ace Raful, but focuses on a stinging guitar style influenced by longtime associate Buddy Guy. He's also a soulful vocalist, while his family band plays blues dripping with the hoodoo spirit of the Louisiana swamps. Finally, sacred steel guitar wizard Robert Randolph and his more formally named Family Band arrive with an energetic new album, Lickety Split. Free with fair admittance. Various times..
Fridays, Saturdays, 1 & 2:30 p.m. Starts: Aug. 30. Continues through Aug. 31, 2013
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