Fog City Blues: HowellDevine

Nov 21, 2017

HowellDevine deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past.

Triple-threat talent Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) and percussion savant Pete Devine (drums, washboard) plus snappy doghouse bassist Joe Kyle Jr. deftly became the first blues band Arhoolie Records (Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton) signed in 27 years. HowellDevine's sound  stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago. The band joins host Devon Strolovitch live in the studio this Wednesday 11/22 at 9 pm ahead of the release party for their new album Howl next week in Berkeley.