Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang | B.L.U.E.S. | Blues, Gospel, and R&B | Chicago Reader

Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang Recommended

When: Sat., March 29, 9 p.m. 2014

[Eddie] Shaw's playing has gained some subtlety over the years, but at heart he's still a juke-joint horn man from Greenville, Mississippi: he'll corner a riff and beat it into submission, peppering his full-bore bellows with yakety-yak sax chatter. His son Vaan, on guitar, tends to kick off his solos in overdrive and crank them up from there, leaving so few pauses in his skittering spirals of notes that he seems like a tightrope walker who's trying not to look down—but to match those flying fingers he has a melodic imagination as nimble as quicksilver. —Dave Whiteis, 2000

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