Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 8:00 PM CDT
Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
21 years and over
Bryan Doherty bends the bass into something rarely heard, but entirely worth the price of admission." So says All Music Guide, and they're right: Much like Doherty's brilliant bass playing, his band Hood Smoke blends soul and pop a la Rufus, David Byrne or The Band, while managing to sound unique. Hood Smoke's line-up reads like a "who's who" of Chicago music masters, including Michael Caskey on drums, Chris Siebold on guitar, Rob Clearfield on keys and singer Sarah Marie Young (Quincy Jones, Paco de Lucia.) Young's voice will no doubt turn heads with its uncanny combination of grit and precision. Her voice and her bandmates' undeniable chops make Hood Smoke's album, Laid Up In Ordinary, a must-hear release of 2013.