It’s Friday night. Do you know where the good music is tonight?
Chances are, it’s where Black Cat Rumble is playing. This is not your local garage band. You won’t find these guys doing all the cover songs that your local bar band
will be doing tonight. These are musicians who have soul. Rockin’ blues, R&B, soul.
Sarah McMahon on keyboard and vocals softens the edge of Arnold’s gutsy guitar work. But not much. She’s got power and it is expressed in her fingers and her voice.
While Sarah has her own band and plays with others, she once was an integral part of the jam band FatDad. Now she’s spreading around her talents and on stage merges them well with Arnold Jordan.
He doesn’t play his guitar, he emotes through it. His energy and his vitality tear up the frets. He’s not only a musician, but he’s an artist, and doggone it a good person whom I’ve had a beer with and have enjoyed getting to know better.
Catch them when you can. I know they play in Dickinson’s Brickhouse as well as various points in Bismarck and Mandan. In this case, it was the Buggies and Blues bandshell performance where they held up that end of the billing — the blues.