Duke Levine Band
Best known as an MVP for hire by Peter Wolf, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and others, Duke Levine has an encyclopedic knowledge of blues, R&B, rock, pop, and jazz that informs his musicianship. Especially when hes on his own, leading a group that boasts a crack rhythm section and fellow Boston six-string guru Kevin Barry. His crew for the elegant and playful Beneath the Blues, his first solo album in a decade, includes Barry and drummer Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant and Allison Krauss). Levines sense of humor also plays a major role: the disc opens with a surf-guitar treatment of the theme from the 50s sci-fi classic The Blob and soon slides into a version of Duke Ellingtons "Caravan" that straddles the legacies of Roy Buchanan and Juan Garcia Esquivel. Levine balances the sublime and the strange in this live-in-the-studio session until the finale, "Trio," a warm-toned roots guitar ramble that teeters on the cusp of jazz. Its an essay in tension and restraint.
Ted Drozdowski, The Boston Phoenix
Duke's band will be KEVIN BARRY, TOM AREY, & MARTY BALLOU!
ATWOOD'S TAVERN IS A MIX OF SEATING AND STANDING ROOM. PURCHASING A TICKET DOES NOT GUARANTEE SEATING.
THIS IS A 21+ SHOW! FINAL SALE, NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES!
Atwood's Tavern (View)
877 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|