Kant Sheck Dees Bluze, it features some of his finest guitar work and his best work as a vocalist. Below is the intense title track and you can feel the intensity every time he bends a string. Over the years, Dawkins has branched out from performing. He owned his own label, Leric, for a while, and has given lots of local Chicago musicians opportunities to perform and record. He even served as a contributing columnist for Living Blues in the magazine's early years.
One more before we go. Check out Lazy Lester doing one of his most beloved tunes, "Sugar Coated Love." This was recorded at a Summer of 2012 appearance at Antones' Records in Austin. I could listen to this guy all day long and part of the next day, too. If you're not familiar with this wonderful performer, you should check out a couple of his CDs. They're all great.
For all you local blues fans, here's a bit of news that may be of interest. Fellow FBF'er Lenard Ingram is preparing to open a new cafe in Philadelphia, MS. Called the 424 Blues Cafe', Ingram plans to have an Open House next Saturday night (October 20th), beginning at 10:00 am and going on until around 11:00 pm. The Open House will feature art displays and a free show, beginning around 8:00 pm, featuring Louis "Gearshifter" Youngblood (one of the featured musicians on the recent movie, We Juke Up In Here!). The 424 Blues Cafe' plans to feature great food and live music every Friday and Saturday night, hopefully adding additional nights in the future. For more information, you can visit the Cafe's Facebook page.
We will be back next week with more good blues for you. Have a great weekend.