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Grandfather Child (Houston, Tex.)
Identifying Grandfather Child as any one thing tends to ignore the dozen other things they do frighteningly well. The descriptor provided above doesn't begin to address the Texas quartet's affinity for Blues, Sacred Steel, Space Rock, Hard Rock, Black Gospel and gloomy Metal, not neatly compartmentalized but swirled together like wildly disparate ice cream flavors that impossibly taste great in the same cup. If guitar Rock and spiritually illuminating R&B are your idea of heaven, Grandfather Child are your electric altar boys and every place they play is an ecstatic church.
YDIIYD: Derek Trucks and Robert Randolph organizing a combination Stax Soul/full Metal tent revival and Led Zeppelin tribute. (BB)