On the whole, The Doobie Brothers don't really get what they deserve. In the average music-listening American's mind, I would be willing to bet that when they think of the Doobies, they think of the Michael McDonald years. In reality, that was only a minor part of the Doobie history and not very representative of their sound and spirit as a whole. Though they saw some hits while fronted by McDonald, his Yacht Rockiness never really represented the Doobies at their best and Doobiest. When it comes down to it, the Brothers Doobie are a laid-back, '70s jam band, backed up on countless tours and albums by Motown legends The Memphis Horns, riding the tasty grooves of hits like "Jesus is Just Alright" and "Listen to the Music." Yeah, you know what I'm talkin' about! You can hear those jams in your head right now! And, yes, "Doobie" does mean what you think. The Doobie Brothers sans McDonald and fronted by original singer Tom Johnston will take you on a sweet ride Monday at Bass Performance Hall, Fourth and Calhoun streets in Fort Worth. Call 817-212-4280 or visit basshall.com for tickets and information.
Mon., Nov. 2, 2009