Long John Hunter, Swinging from the Rafters

John Morthland

By John Morthland

on 07.27.11 in Reviews
Keeping the party hoppin’ dusk ’til dawn

You don’t look to Hunter for profundities. Having earned his stripes playing the anything-goes border town of Juarez, he returned to action in the ’90s a master of the kind of blues that keeps the party hoppin’ dusk ’til dawn. The shuffling beat fills the dance floor while his single-note guitar solos sear and sting, the horns punch it out and philosophical vocals provide the winks. “Walking Catfish” is some kind of signature song, while “In the Country” offers a change of pace.