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Düus and King celebrate birthdays with the blues

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Local bluesmen Papa King and Daryll Düus  celebrated their birthdays by throwing the blues up the in faces of a good 60-70 people at Henotic, Saturday. Darryl Düus and the One Shoe Blues Band. Photo By RIhcard  AmeryThe first set featured Papa King and Düus playing lead with King for the first time in about a year and a half. They worked through blues standards like “Slow Moving Train” and King originals like “Busy Boy Blues.”

King kept a drum beat going with some computerized drum pads. They finally got the crowd dancing with  a song called “Chocolate” which featured some superb slide playing and a tasteful wah wah guitar solo. He ended his solo set with “Key To The Highway.”

Darryl Düus and the One Show Blues band turned it up with an electrifying  set of rocking blues music including everything from classics like “Sweet Home Chicago” “Voodoo Child,” to a lot of other things which were a little odder including a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds cover.

But throughout there was excellent guitar playing as Düus wandered through the crowd soloing and  borrowing various glasses and bottles as slides. He was backed a by a tight rhythm section and King joined the band on stage for a third set of energetic blues.

— By Richard Amery, L.A.Beat editor
Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 January 2019 14:35 )  
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