My favorite new band of 2008 was Back Door Slam. The first time I heard Davy Knowles sing (knowing he was only a kid) I was blown away! I hadn't been that impressed by a new artist since...well, since I heard Jonny Lang for the first time (no offense to Jonny, I love him, but I think Davy's got a rare talent that we don't see often).
Sadly, the band broke up recently. That's the bad news.
The good news is that Davy will continue his career as a solo artist and has been has been recording new material in Los Angeles with none other than Peter Frampton producing. And he's going on tour opening for Jeff Beck beginning in Scranton, PA.
Be looking for a review of BACK DOOR SLAM—LIVE FROM BONNAROO—a double vinyl album that I will be receiving from Blix Street. Can't wait for that!