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Delta Moon 

When: Sat., April 23 2011
Price: $12-$15

Though the band's driving duo, guitarists Mark Johnson and Tom Gray, have been making music for years, they're toddlers in blues years. They've no pretense to originality, having shed that illusion in favor of workmanship. Their down-home, close-to-the-vest Southern roots music lacks the arena-size swagger of the Allmans. It's more a greasy boogie given songwriterly finesse à la J.J. Cale or John Hiatt. Gray's gruff vocals nicely complement Johnson's higher, reedier voice. Similarly, Gray's guitar vamps off Johnson's grimy slide leads and leaves a wide berth. Amplifying each other's strengths, they're better together then they could ever be apart. —Chris Parker

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