Blues and Bourbon Wednesdays: HowellDevine
2708 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814
: (916) 441-4693
Shack-Shaking Music from the Bay Area! "There is no blues band performing today as different as HowellDevine--nor as delightful." ~ Lee Hildebrand, Living Blues Magazine/SF Chronicle "What a pleasure to find a young band that really gets the blues...Deep and true to the roots. Really digging this record and so glad they're on the scene. " ~ Bonnie Raitt "We love them - they are great!" ~ Elvin Bishop Triple threat talent, Joshua Howell (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and percussion savant, Pete Devine (drums, washboard), plus veteran upright bassist, Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix Delta/Country Blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present-day sound rooted in early blues. Their music stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago. Their records are on Arhoolie Records, Smithsonian./Folkways Records and Little Village Foundation Records.