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Rams Head On Stage Show Review: NRBQ (by Matthew Ellis)

I hear the name NRBQ, and I can’t help but remember eating one of those old, soggy, school lunch meat planks on a bun:  the Rib-a-Q, or as my senior year anthropology teacher affectionately referred to it – the Rib-a-Junk.  Fortunately for me, and the rest of the audience, the Rams Head On Stage was serving up only the best, hot country-rock funk on Tuesday night, and not the dreaded pork meat substitute from my high school nightmares past. NRBQ, which, for the unacquainted, stands for New Rhythm and Blues Quintet (and later Quartet), has been around since the late 60s, churning out an eclectic selection of music, and pulling from influences as wide-ranging as jazz, country, funk, R & B, soul, and classic rock – all with a little bit of playful and often zany keyboard experimentation by band… Read More >

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