Slim is one of the few players left with such a pedigree, and his new disc, recorded live, lets everyone know that the old sound is still around. Slim's playing has a gritty edge, an angular attack, and an almost defiant lack of refinement that has marked many great Chicago axemen. The individual tunes on Anything Can Happen don't matter nearly as much as the continuous drive and vitality Slim and his top-notch backup unit inject into the deep blues. Let's enjoy it while we still have it.
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