Sometimes I hear a song and within a few minutes I manage to convince myself that everybody in my immediate area must feel the same way that I do about. By that I don’t mean that I’ve decided to start on a program of musical evangelism but that my world has been changed so radically that universal knowledge just seems inevitable. It just has to be!
That’s exactly how I felt after viewing the following performance of “Blues Hand Me Down” by Vintage Trouble on Letterman. I’d never heard of the band, saw a reference on Twitter, and was just blown away by the tune. Their website provides a great description: “Live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth’d, pelvis-pushing juke music.” And that it is. What with Nalle Colt’s snarling guitar and the soul-on-steroid vocals of Ty Taylor, they deliver the song with an explosion of energy. Somebody told me that they seemed like The Hives fronted by James Brown. All I know is that they were so good even old Dave Letterman got excited.
Check ‘em out. Pelvis-pushin’ indeed!