Little Bobby Houle, a third generation musician, was born on the Red Lake Indian Reservation and is the grandson of Bobby Houle--a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, known for the 60's hit single "Dream Night".
While I've never personally met him I was told, and I quote, "He
is not little.
a big guy and his
father is a lot bigger, hence 'Little Bobby'
Tab Benoit calls him Medium Bobby...."
(guitar/vocals) is supported by band mates Rod Bondy (Gibson Les Paul guitar), Mike "Axeman" Axvig (bass), Dan Dahlin (drums), and Paul Testa (Hammond B3 organ).
So, what I will say about that is if a performer can get in touch with their personal emotion, then they can get in touch with the blues-and I say this not to diminish the fact that Bobby
is considered legally blind and served several years in prison.
So I'm sure he
has some personal and dark places to pull from.
and the band play with as much soul and emotion as I've seen and the music has even greater impact when visually teamed with a DVD. Additional interest is added with shots of the flashing marquis, backstage/greenroom footage and scans of the audience.
There are also bonus tracks of a younger longer-haired Bobby
And when Bobby
hit the floor for some up-close and personal string bending, the guitar lick and organ rifts just didn't want to stop until he
reclaimed the stage to slowly and gently bring the audience out of their hypnotic crossroad state to slowly reclaim their bodies.
The entire show was a magic carpet blues ride with the devil himself while the audience never had to leave their chairs.
and the band had them in the palm of their hands.
I was told Bobby
will play guitar until his
fingers bleed, that he's
a generous person, and loves putting together benefits and fundraisers.
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