It's a strange commentary on the state of the music business that Dallas blues artists Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King will play more gigs in Turkey this year than Texas.That's the blues for you. Musical partners for more than 20 years, they have played in all 50 states, dozens of countries and released 15 fine albums on multiple labels.
They are best known as a two-guitar band that somehow manages to meld blues, rock, jazz and even a little soul into their unique sound. However, nothing they've done before compares with their new acoustic album, Close to the Bone, which will be released on Delta Groove Records on Tuesday. We asked them a bit about their long careers and unplugging their amps.