Long-term nostalgia for a time one has never actually seen is a remarkable phenomenon. It’s one thing to be temporarily taken with something both new and old, but dedicating your entire image or career to rekindling a lost aesthetic requires a strong sense of devotion.
Big Sandy (aka Robert Williams, pictured) knows all about this. Since 1988, he and His Fly-Rite Boys have practiced old-school American music that would have been out of vogue around the time that Williams was born, if not earlier.
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys open for Los Straightjackets at the Southgate House Thursday. Go here to read Reyan Ali's full Sound Advice recommendation and to get ticket and club details.