Monday, April 12, 2010

blue giant free april happy hour residency at the laurelthirst

The best 5 bucks you'll spend all week will be on a beer at the Laurelthirst... while Blue Giant is knocking the electric blues piss outta ya for free!

Holding down a residency at the LaurelThrist Public House from 6 to 8 PM every Wednesday in April...

Wait, wait, wait. "What's a residency?" asked singer and country guitar slanger Kevin Robinson.

Well, it's where you show up and play to the people that are already in the bar. Okay, that sounds pretty good to The Robinsons and Co. because Blue Giant will be trying out new material and jamming with old friends alongside their normal arsenal of slide and steel guitars and anything that you can strum in between. Bring a mandolin or banjo.

But honestly, Blue Giant doesn't strum. Sometimes it's mellow and folky acoustic, sometimes slightly psychedelic. Lots of Southern twang with a fiddle here, then electric riffs and ass kickin' harmonica there--Bringing It All Back Home-era Dylan.

"Got to pay your dues if you want to play the blues, you know it don't come easy," sings Kevin Robinson.

But it's damn easy to enjoy Blue Giant for free.

Read this article on The Deli Portland.

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