To refer to John Convertino and Joey Burns as a rhythm section is tantamount to calling John Lennon and Paul McCartney a couple of songwriters. It's an accurate depiction but only in the most rudimentary Etch-a-Sketch-y fashion. Of course drummer Convertino and bassist Burns have been the living pulse of every musical entity that they have inhabited, from their long-standing gig behind Howe Gelb in Giant Sand, to résumé-building exercises with Victoria Williams, Richard Buckner, and Barbara Manning. Through all of the duo's amazing style shifts and brave new session assignments, they have consistently held back some of their most engaging and fascinating material for... More >>>