Roaring out of Texas with a stomping guitar & drums attack reminiscent of a more bombastic version of the Black Keys, Oil Boom is a trio that you will soon be hearing very good things about (if you haven’t already). Drummer Dugan Connors and guitarist Ryan Taylor recreate the bluesy loud-soft-loud dynamics of Zeppelin at full blaze but the sound is tempered with more soulful vocals thanks to singer Brian Whitten. The band invited me to photograph their show at Off Broadway last week and I was happy to oblige. And once I put my camera away I was able to fully appreciate the brilliance of this band, even after stellar performances by local favorites (and frequent subjects of mine) The Dive Poets and Beth Bombara.
The Dive Poets