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Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King Part 1

Listen to the first of a two-part No Cover, No Minimum Radio featuring the raucus, high-energy Texas roadhouse blues-rock of Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King.  In 1989, Kubek teamed with singer/guitarist Bnois King, whose soul-tinged vocals and jazz oriented style contrasted well with Kubek's more strident and slide techniques.  The union began during a regular Monday night gig in Dallas when Kubek invited King to sit in and found that King's softer, jazz-based guitar and vocals complemented Kubek's headier rock-inspired guitar work.  They released their first Bullseye Blues disc, "Steppin' Out," in 1991.  Subsequent releases have only consolidated their reputation as a solid, entertaining band.

This week's program is the first half of their concert recorded live at the Historic Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls on April 13, 2012.