Rock & Pop

Jarekus Singleton Blues Band (in the Supper Club)

When: Wed., June 10, 8 p.m. 2015

Slapping some hip-hop sensibilities on top of bluesy rock ‘n’ roll licks, Jarekus Singleton has begun emerging as an exciting presence in this decade’s cache of ambitious young guitarists. There’s a hell of a lot of Stevie Ray Vaughan in his stuff, and I hear a bit of RL Burnside now and then in his riffs. Singleton’s got chops, that’s for certain. And he surrounds himself with killer musicians (drummer John “Junior” Blackmon holds everything down with skill). Singleton’s debut, Refuse to Lose, is a fresh, deep groove in this year’s crop of new albums. “Purposely” is tight, tight, tight, wrapped up in Singleton’s smooth vocals and reverb-drenched lead work. Brought up amid gospel traditions outside of Jackson, Mississippi, it’s clear that Singleton knows his roots as he carves his own path. (Sandy)

Price: $7


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