Music Review: Brother Dege – How to Kill a Horse

Cee Cee Hill, contributor

 Brother Dege has been a regular of the underground music scene in Louisiana for the last 20 years. He plays what he describes as “Delta blues adapted for the 21st century.” One of his songs was recently used in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, generating some much deserved interest and attention.

His songs transport you to Louisiana’s summer nights. It’s too hot to be inside, so you sit in a rocking chair on the front porch, sipping Southern Comfort over ice. You find yourself stomping your feet, clapping and eventually howling uncontrollably.

How to Kill a Horse is a great modern blues record, but Brother Dege is at his best live, especially in small, non-ventilated basements. If he sacrifices some heart and soul for his newly acquired success, it’s well worth it. He needs to be heard.

Rating: 9 out of 12 cans of PBR

 

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