This one of five picture galleries featuring each band at the 2013 Blues for a Cause July 4th Concert and Benefit. The other galleries are: the Brian Austin Band, The Saints of Yesterday, The Joe Pitts Band, and Anthony Gomes.
Thanks, Joe Dempsey
With the likes of the leader, Jack Rowell, Jr. (Blues legend Albert King once said about Jack, "He is one bad white boy who can flat sing and play the blues!"); big-time bassist Leo Goff; slick-fingered guitarist, Bob Horn; and harp master Robert "Nighthawk" Tooms, The Jack Rowell, Jr. Band has a core of blues depth and time-in-the-trenches matched by few. This is not to say the rest of the band is not the top of the trade, they are. They just don't have as much smoke-filled-room time as the big four.
When the band's sounds started, you knew you were listening to real, live, dirt-under-the-fingernails-blues. The kind you hear in Memphis. The kind that crawls under your hide. As if that were not enough, the band's special guest, Memphis’ own Redd Velvet, named a "Blues Angel" by The Commercial Appeal belted out her special brand of blues and had 'em out-of-their seats and dancing in the aisles.