Mobile’s Blues Room will keep the Mardi Gras momentum going with a performance from The Josh Garrett Band. Garrett’s sound began to take shape in his childhood. Growing up in Houma, La., Garrett was exposed to a cornucopia of sounds ranging from zydeco to blues. He began his love affair with the guitar at age 12.

By the time he was 20, he was performing around Houma, but his musical aspirations were delayed after he was deployed to Iraq with the Army. When he returned, he released his debut “Changed Man.” After briefly relocating to Nashville, he released the double live album “Live from Printer’s Alley.”

Garrett’s fresh blues sound is saturated with South Louisiana attitude. Listeners can witness his magic through his most recent release “String of Problems.” Each track plunges blues into the swampy waters of his home. Slow grooves such as the title-track from “String of Problems” and energetic jams such as “Take Me Home” are sure to keep the Blues Tavern crowd on their feet.


Band: The Josh Garrett Band
Date: Friday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Blues Tavern, 2818 Government Blvd., www.bluestavern.com
Tickets: Free