“Backed by his rhythm section – ‘Z’ on bass and Eric Shackleford on drums – collectively known as The Hoodoo, guitar slinger Aaron Williams has soaked up the rhythmic groove and blistering leads of some of the best blues guitarists around. A listen to the band’s recent release It Ain’t Easy, reveals a tight trio of talented players that certainly do make it look easy.
Compared to early George Thorogood, Williams & The Hoodoo have all the fire and swagger of the slide guitarist in his younger days, but with more finesse and way more versatility. Blues fans will recognize a variety of influences – Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Cream-era Clapton, Buddy Guy – all incorporated into the DNA of the band’s original material, but it’s the full-on attack of a rock power trio that breathes new life into their fresh take on the blues.
Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo return to the metro Atlanta area for the fourth time. They’re playing a special early dinner show at Maddy’s Rib Joint on Saturday, November 6 from 4:30 to 6:30. The show is free, and the venue is all ages. Come and get Hoodoo’d!
Here are some pix from last year when they rocked my face off at Darwin’s in Marietta . . .
*Thank you Shirley Kennedy!