Giving you the music a day early:
Even at the ripe old age of 90 (Give or take a few years.), Mr. T-Model Ford is still touring, keeping the juke joint blues vibe alive with his primal, hypnotic blues. Earlier this year, Ford recorded an album with his regular backing band GravelRoad during a 14-show tour. The resulting album, Taledragger, is due in January, and in the meantime the “Boss of the Blues” is hitting the road with GravelRoad for his Juke Joints & Dive bars of the South Tour 2010, including a stop at White Water Tavern. What Ford will bring to White Water is his real Mississippi hill country blues sound, a mingling of Ford’s rough vocal style and his raw-edged guitar playing, sparse but rhythmic.
With an album titled Exile and a tour titled National Exile Tour, Boston-based indie rock band Aloud visits Sticky Fingerz. The show starts at 9 p.m. with cover $5 for the 21-and-up affair. The opening acts are a couple of locals: Mandy McBryde, an acoustic singer/songwriter with her backing band The Holy Ghosts, and Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth, who kick out their “white trash power pop” — better known as gritty, power rock. Aloud bandleaders Henry Beguiristain and Jen de la Osa spent a year in the studio recording Exile, building a new sound that is intimate and organic in nature with acoustic guitars, strings, horns, a stripped-down drum kit and handclaps.
Here’s T-Model Ford with GravelRoad and their “Ask Her For Water”: