What: Bob Log III, with Bullet Proof Hearts
When: 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 24
Where: Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
One of the early bios for slide guitarist Bob Log III claimed he had lost his left hand in a boating accident as a child and that it had been replaced with the hand/paw of a monkey. "A new guitar style was born," it said.
None of that was true, says Log, who claims that he just has hairy hands. But what is true is that this Delta blues-influenced guitarist-singer – who performs at the Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St., on Wednesday, July 24 – is an especially distinct musician whose music is hard to pigeonhole, and is definitely left of the dial.
He plays slide guitar. Not so out of the ordinary. But when he performs, he also wears a motorcycle helmet that is equipped with a telephone handset that is wired to a microphone. This allows him to keep his hands and feet free to play guitar and drums – at the same time. He's also partial to jump suits, especially human cannonball outfits.
Makes you wonder what Bob Log II and Bob Log I were like.
The music? It's pretty good. But what really drives it home for Bob Log III is SEEING him do his thing. The guy is a one-man storm of leg-stompin' grooves on stage. It's a blast to watch.
Check out one of the songs he played during a concert in Sydney, Australia earlier this year. Click on the video link below to see it. Careful, if you watch it you're going to want to go to the show Wednesday.
BTW, a note if you go: Log's shows have been known to get a little R-rated, so be forewarned. Tickets are $10. Bullet Proof Hearts open the show at 9 p.m.