Band: Adam Crochet
Date: Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10 p.m.
Venue: Government St. Grocery, 1210 Government St. (Ocean Springs, Mississippi), 228-818-9410
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Take a little road trip as Government St. Grocery welcomes Adam Crochet’s New Orleans blues to downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi. If Crochet seems familiar to some, he is best known for providing his free-wheeling blues guitar sound to Crescent City icons The Wild Magnolias’ 2013 release, “A New Kind of Funk.”
Afterward, he decided to concentrate on his solo material, recording his trademark “Louisiana Smooth Blues” on his own release “Real Good Love.” From funk to jazz, Crochet’s style mixes all the great sounds of New Orleans with blues. Several of the songs found on “Real Good Love” were crafted by organic improvisation. Crochet’s live jams evolved into solid tracks.
Crochet’s hybrid sound is perfectly captured on “Real Good Love.” Relying heavily on New Orleans funk grooves, the album’s opener, “Meltdown,” is representative of his style. Crochet pays homage to old-school blues with “No More Drifting” and “You Don’t Know.”