Yet, here are the Rolling Stones, telling us "School is in session, and here is how it's done." Not with malice. Not with a sense of being smug, or full of themselves. No: It is done with a sense of knowing.
"Black Cloud" sports an album cover showing a simple, nondescript cloud that hides a CD bursting at the seams with classic New Orleans and powerful vocals.
He has returned now to his Blues, Jazz and Jamband roots with the album Homecoming, featuring loads of legendary Hammond B3!
What we really liked about this album is the fact that Dykes pays tribute without ripping off the originals or reproducing them note-for-note. (And why should he?) The album is lively, raw, and definitely has that Texas garage jam feel, and tone. The players do a fine job of keeping you right on the edge of explosion, without betraying the raw elegance of the music. This is an exceptional album!
From the first track the listener knows this won’t be a bells and whistles experience.