While most of you watched interminable election "results" on the tube, I felt the need to escape. I caught Billy's Big Bad Blues tour band in a live show. I'm pleased to report that it includes Matt Sorum and Austin Hanks, both of whom perform on the recording. Sorum is a terrific (Kenny Aronoff terrific) drummer (Guns and Roses, Velvet Revolver) as well a good vocalist. (He provided the lead vocal on their cover of "Whole Lotta Love"). Really. The band has no bass player. Billy explained that the matching guitars that he and Hanks were playing have circuitry that allows them to provide the low end via the bass strings on those guitars. Whatever. It worked. Elwood Francis was on stage part of the time providing excellent guitar and harmonica and a bit of freestyle. Yes, really. Great fun!