Should you never have had the joy of seeing Bob Log III play, let me attempt to describe it for you: picture a man in a shiny blue jumpsuit and a pilot’s helmet wired to a telephone receiver, playing slide guitar with all the dirty, scuzzy joy in his heart. Add to that a kick drum and foot cymbal, the myth of a monkey paw in place of a right hand, and a setlist that includes songs named Boob Scotch, Bubble Strut and My Shit Is Perfect, and you’ll begin to get the gist. It is loud and strange and electrifying, and how ecstatic it all sounds, that guitar glazed with a kind of sublime and honey-dipped. happiness.theguardian.com 2011
Hailing from Atlanta, GA, garage rocker Rod Hamdallah has been tearing up the southeast music scene since before he was old enough to have his first drink. By age 16, rod was soaking up garage rock and southern delta blues and mastering it technically at a relentless pace. Subsequently influenced by early soul as well, Hamdallah took his music to yet another level; and by age 17, he was sharing the stage with influences such as blues prodigy Sean Costello, jack white mentor Dexter Romweber and many, many more. The elements in rod’s original musical are rooted in blues, garage and early soul. Dark storytelling and american roots music play a big part in his songwriting as well. He creates a sound that can be likened to such artists as Flat Duo Jets, Captain Beefheart and the Black Keys.