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Dodgy Mountain Men play a variety of music for Windy City Opry

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As I’m going back to school in September, I won’t be able to catch Windy City Opry  shows as I have a class during  it, so I made a point of checking out  the Dodgy Mountain Men and Joe Wilson, Wednesday, Aug. 14.Jed Nussbaum of the Dodgy Mountain Men playing the Windy City Opry, Aug. 14. Photo by Richard Amery
 I missed Joe Wilson, but the barefooted Missoula based quartet Dodgy Mountain Men blended bluegrass and folk music with a touch of funk  and rock solid drumming plus some experimental jazz stylings, once again due to bassist Josh Clinger. Luckily they were still playing by the time I arrived as they were expected to end at 10:30 p.m.


 I was in time to catch three part harmonies and some hot mandolin playing from Jed Nussbaum who also took turns singing lead vocals with Clinger and guitarist Eric Boss. I arrived at the start of a break up song and then another about coming home and I thought they were about to end but they seemed ready to play all night. Drummer Christian Gutierez held down the beat.


 As often happens, they didn’t have as good a crowd as They deserved, though the people there were really into  the music. But they were having a good time.


Nussbaum traded his mandolin for electric guitar as Boss asked the crowd if they wanted to hear some  Townes Van Zandt or something else. Slo James and her band play the next Windy City Opry, Sept. 11.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 August 2019 08:16 )  
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