Imagine the Ventures reduced to a two-piece, drunk on backwoods moonshine, and you're close to feeling the uninhibited glee Romweber exudes pounding through twisted instrumentals like "Bombora," "Tombtone Boogie" and "The Curse of Little Bastard." Better still are the ballads, where the multi-instrumentalist (playing everything but drums) croons like Nick Cave on 'ludes. Lurching through a reverb-laden "Do the Lurd" with abandon unheard of since Screamin' Jay Hawkins put his spell on you, Romweber sees no difference in Eddie Cochran's "Guybo," W.C. Handy's "Saint Louis Blues," The Who's "The Seeker" or Charlie Rich's mopey world weary farewell, "Feel Like Going Home" -- all of which he covers without the slightest sense of irony.
More patriotic than Lee Greenwood and twice as proud, this is the real sound of America, stripped of all pretense, and left to stew in its own bitter juices. Music from another time and place hopped up and dumbed down for your post-millennium consumption. Open your mouth, close your eyes and swallow.
Dexter Romweber plays the Masquerade Wed., March 13.
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?