Go­ing wild

Pasatiempo - - Mixed Media -

“I’m gonna jack your car up, baby, take a look un­der your hood; I want to make sure, lit­tle girl, that your mo­tor’s run­nin’ good.” The song’s “Fine Cadil­lac” and it’s sung with bluesy, gutsy élan by Gui­tar Shorty on We the Peo­ple. His 2006 al­bum— awarded best con­tem­po­rary blues al­bum by the Blues Foun­da­tion— is full of DavidWil­liam “Gui­tar Shorty” Kear­ney’s elec­tric gui­tarin’ and his throaty growl and sweet tremolo.

Now that he’s 70, Gui­tar Shorty may not be ex­pected to do quite as many som­er­saults and back flips while play­ing hard blues as in the past, but we’ll see. The blues­man plays Co­razón, 401 S. Guadalupe St., at 10 p.m. on Fri­day, Jan. 1. Ad­mis­sion is $9; call 983-4559.

With th­ese strings: Gui­tar Shorty

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