Local Rotation: The Snake Charmers' Been Gone Too Long
The Snake Charmers
Been Gone Too Long
Her bandmates - plus guests Otis Futhermucker on harmonica and guitarist David Coronado - slide in and out of the spaces around Angell's vocals with a minimum of overplaying, though the muted Allman Brothers boogie of "No Mercy" and "Hoochie Mama" suggests they're more than capable of cutting loose if they wanted to. Choosing not to, though, gives Been Gone Too Long a touch of class, and elevates it a notch above just another run-of-the-mill blues album.
With Blue Funk, Wayside Drive and Redeye Carl & the Pirates at Twestival Houston, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 12, at Caroline Collective, 4820 Caroline, carolinecollective.cc.