Monday, December 6, 2010

Easy does it

There are some guitarists who seem to want to impress you with the difficulty of the leads they are playing. Texas guitarist Smokin' Joe Kubek, who held court with musical partner Bnois King in front of a SRO crowd at Callahan's Saturday, is quite the opposite. Whether playing slide,single-note leads or intricate rhythm to back up King's leads, Kubek makes it look totally effortless. Very impressive. Kubek and King have been together for over 20 years and it is evident in their live show. There's little wasted time and they work extremely well together, blending two different styles into a whole that surpasses the individual parts.

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