Once again the Narrows showcased a little known, hot young band that we will all be hearing more from soon. Nikki Hill and her band played high energy rock-n-roll, drawing from a full garden of R&B roots: Etta James meets AC/DC, delivered with a Jerry Lee Lewis drive. Though from North Carolina, guitarist Matt Hill sounds more Duane Eddy than Duane Allman influenced as his guitar rang out a clean, largely unaffected Telly sound with power and sweetness. Ed Strohsahl on bass (is that Paul Simonon?) and Joe Myer on drums, provided all the extra rhythm and fill needed for a raw and energetic night of unadorned R&B, led by Nikki Hill’s sweet and sassy vocals. They are on their way. Catch them soon.
Tuesday, September 26, 2023