Kroha and Fussell stir it up at Barking Legs
The sounds and rhythms of traditional rock n’ roll are not uncommon at Barking Legs Theater. This time, though, a music partner will accompany it: folk music. The two genres link arms as Danny Kroha and Jake Xerxes Fussell take center stage on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m.
At first, this partnership seems a little unusual. Danny Kroha is a 30-year, Detroit-born-and-raised rock veteran. The spindly musician is associated with the thrash-and-trash garage rock of the ’90s, a genre not usually served with a side of soft blues.
Yet sharing the spotlight will be Jake Xerxes Fussel, a product of a whole different breed of music. As a kid, Fussel journeyed across the Southeast with his dad and fell in love with the primitive whine of backcountry folk. Now an established vocalist and guitar picker, he has taken blues by the scruff of the neck and added his own unique blend of energized melodies and crooning lyrics.
With the two artists set to come together, a potential clash of styles no longer seems like a musical speed bump, but instead a one-way ticket to a good time. Admission is $8.
Danny Kroha & Jake Xerxes Fussell
Aug. 18, 8 p.m.
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave.