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Suhler, Jim and Monkey Beat, Tijuana Bible
Longtime fans of Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat have come to expect the finest in flamethrower-style Texas rockin’ blues – and to plug Tijuana Bible into your CD player is sort of like having Billy Gibbons, Freddie King, Johnny Winter and T-Bone Walker show up to paint your house. The house won’t get painted – in fact, it’ll probably be destroyed in the subsequent party – but you’re gonna have a damned good time while it happens. Tijuana Bible contains 13 new Suhler originals – witty, literate, groove-basted barroom classics – along with finely interpreted material by such Jim Suhler heroes as Rory Gallagher, Elvin Bishop and AC/DC. Not only does Bishop guest star on the album, so do guitar master Joe Bonamassa and vocalist Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie fame. Suhler, has a fireworks approach to lead, rhythm and slide guitar. It’s the sort of attitude and approach that has always sparked his fine live and studio work with Monkey Beat – as well as with George Thorogood and the Destroyers, for whom he’s played lead guitar since 1999.