Howard plays Albany, NY with The Flecktones

Sunday marked the Albany return of prodigal harmonica master-pianist Howard Levy, a founding member of the band who left the fold in 1992 and returned only recently. His haunting spotlight number toward the end of the first set was magnificent, slowly morphing into a mournful variation on Woody Guthrie’s anthemic “This Land Is Your Land.” During his solo in “Blu-Bop,” he slid into a variety of musical quotations stretching from the Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood” to “Something’s Coming” from “West Side Story.”

Abany Times Union, Albany,NY Nov, 2011

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