Band: Jo Hell Band
Date: Friday, June 26 at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Blues Tavern, 2818 Government Blvd., www.bluestavern.com
Both national and regional acts are drawn to “Mobile’s Blues Room” to try to win over local aficionados, and Jo Hell is traveling from Austin, Texas, hoping to do just that.
Hell spends a majority of his time touring the immense Lone Star state but has no problem filling his tour schedule with as many as 300 performances annually. In recent years, he has begun to venture down the Gulf Coast with performances at venues including the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi.
Hell’s rock-infused blues can best be sampled through his 2014 release, “Rockin’ Land.” Acknowledging a style mixing Texas Flood and Chicago blues, he fills each track with rock sensibilities that create an infectious, high-energy vibe.