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NRBQ

Keep This Love Goin'

(Clang!; US: 17 May 2011; UK: 13 Jun 2011)

NRBQ has been an ongoing musical concern for 40 years now. Having recorded with Skeeter Davis and Captain Lou Albano over the years, the new rhythm and blues quartet has also become one of the most revered live acts to grace the stage and had its songs covered by Los Lobos, Yo La Tengo and, perhaps most famously, Bonnie Raitt (“Me and the Boys”). Keyboardist/vocalist Terry Adams is the sole remaining original member but that hardly matters. The spirit of the Q remains strong. The trademark wry humor remains, the ability to groove like no other band on the face of the planet, the ability to move from jazz-inflected rock and pop-inflected jazz and who-knows-what-else does too. Stand out tracks include “The Animal Life”, “My Life With You”, the titular track and the opening “Boozoo and Leona”—and that’s for starters. Yes, Terry, please do keep this love goin’. Thanks.

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Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University and hosts Strange Currency six nights week for Wichita Public Radio. His writing has appeared in No Depression and The Crab Orchard Review as well as at websites such as Ytsejam.com and Amazon.com.


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