BENJAMIN BOOKER ! Distorted Blues in Brussels

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Artist: Benjamin Booker …
Home: New Orleans, Louisiana.
Debut album: self-titled, released last August …

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My impression: there’s a new (only 25), mighty blues-rock-hot-shot in town – gnarly rock mixed with adrenaline fuelled Deep South contorted guitar jams – gritty blues punk – extreme cracking hoarse voice – staggering debut LP !
Live: the man hit Brussels last Monday with his octopus drummer Max Norton and groovy bass player Alex Spoto – distorted blues & garage rock cracks all over the place, even burying his voice at times – electrifying blasts of punk injected blues – fast/slow/loud/quiet – songs about joy, songs about tragedy – Booker’s guitar is his muse and his soul – he’s blessed with a raving, compelling voice sounding like a 60-year-old, chain-smoking blues legend – powerful & imposing – rough & rollin’ – grand personality & extremely talented musician !

Album review ratings
Coming tour dates
Collaboration with Jack White
Website

Belgie

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Botanique venue, Brussels – March 9, 2015…

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Punk injected blues blasts…

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“That way”…

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In trance…

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While my guitar gently weeps…

(All pics: JL)

Here’s the blues…

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Booker setlist

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JL

Belgium based –

Music Is The Dope –
Turn Up The Volume !

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