Rosa’s Lounge is the latest (live) album from the Chicago based blues veterans Howard and the White Boys. Rosa’s lounge is deeply rooted in the legendary Chicago blues venues.

“Heat Seeking Missile” is the first track on the album and starts off showcasing the guitar talents of Rocco Calipari and Pete Galanis with Jim Christopulos keeping them in time on the drums. Howard McCullum’s smooth delivery comes in with the occasional growl at just the right times bringing to live what is the blues. There’s a solo early on by Mr. Calipari that demonstrates how skilled he is with the guitar.

“Strung Out On The Blues” really slows things down in the beginning and slowly picks up the tempo without you realizing it in the middle and then slowing down again towards the end. An interesting twist on the life of an addict that is lyrically simple yet instrumentally complex. A lot of the song features the talents of the musicians and Howard seemingly takes a step back and lets the other 3 jam.

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I am photographer based the Metro Detroit area, but not a native Michigander.  At the age of 18 I became a mobile DJ where my passion for music became apparent.  While in college and many years thereafter, I was an on-air personality (DJ) for what's now known as Backyard Broadcasting in Sioux Falls, SD where I worked on the air for each format; Classic Rock, Adult Contemporary, Oldies, and Country. I have always had a love for photography and started my own photography business: Kent McIntire Photography. Living in MOTOWN, it only makes sense that I merge my two passions; music and photography thereby building and expanding my portfolio while trying to get my name out there.  At the same time, share my love of music and the artists with others.

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