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Düus brings a good time playing the blues

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 It is always a good time when Daryll Düus plays the blues as it was March 22 at the Slice. He had a crack band behind him including Taylor Ackerman on guitar, Evan Eushenko on bass and Tyler Bird on drums.Daryll Düus plays the blues, March 22. Photo By Richard Amery

 They played a variety of energetic blues classics and several  tracks from his latest CD Oilite including the title track and one of my favourites “Eyes in the Back of My Head.”

It’s always great to hear Ackerman playing the blues again as lately he is usually seen playing country music. He switched to bass midway through their first set and sang lead on a couple songs.


But most of the time he added tasteful solos, seamlessly trading licks with Düus who was hiding in the shadows on the side of the stage, emerging into the light to growl the blues and nail a solo.

One of the highlights was an excellent cover of Hound Dog Taylor’s “Give Me Back my Wig.”

 They ended their set with a scorching slide powered version of “Boot Hill,” then ended their first set with  “Oilite,” one of the funkier numbers from his CD.

 Tom Dooley opened  the show with a solo set of Celtic tinged folk music.

—By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 January 2019 14:29 )  
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