The Delta Bombers at the Rusty Spur, Thursday Oct 20, 2016
Arriving at least a 1/2 hour before the band was due to play, the tiny (storage room sized) bar was already packed wall-to-wall, front-to-back with fans'n'drinkin' buddies ready for the night's entertainment.
The Bombers squeezed themselves into a space in the back of the room and proceeded to blast out a sweat-soaked set of their own brand of rockabilly'n'blues. The ran through a bunch of their originals - with nods to people like the Gun Club, Bo Diddley (cool call'n'answer tune that is a staple of their set), Son House, Muddy Waters and more, as well as the high-energy, bluegrassy "White Lightnin'", "Run Through the Jungle" and their encore, a rockin' take on "Smokestack Lightning".
These cats get better every time I see them - most likely due to the fact that they've done something like 170 shows already this year! - and they have a rockin', tight sound that allows frontman Chris to exhort the audience to drink, sing-along, and generally join in on the mayhem.
Totally fun set at a cool little dive bar - check out both the band and the bar when ya can!
Birthday girl Allison got a dedication and a hug!
Chris and wife Jessie share a tender moment at the end of the set!