Monday, February 16, 2009
Reminding Fans of "The Chicken Slacks" - Rockin' The CanTab Lounge Each Thursday
One of my favorite Boston-based bands is "The Chicken Slacks." Their new album, "Can You Dig It?" is a soulful romp through what feels like the archives of some of the great R&B, funk, blues and soul hits of the past half century with some nice originals thrown in. The vocals of "Diamond D" Durand Wilkerson will remind you of a bubbling bouillabaise spiced with a pinch of James Brown, a dollop of Sam Cook, a dash of Otis Redding, and a generous portion of Marvin Gaye.
The blend of Mike "The Hammer" Null on guitar, Curtis "The Reverend" Haynes on keyboards, Jeremy "Rude Boy" Valadez on Sax, Slick Rick Roscow on bass and Justin "Pops" Berthiaume on drums provides just the right launching pad for Diamond D's stirring song stylings.
Over the past several years, I have heard "The Chicken Slacks" live dozens of times, and have brought countless friends to hear and enjoy them. If you are in the neighborhood of the CanTab Lounge any Thursday night, stop by for a lively start to an early weekend.
The new CD is available through the Chicken Slacks website and at any of their concerts.
Enjoy! See you at the CanTab!