A year after their debut LP, Lee Bob & the Truth are back with a follow-up full length, The Light, which is available for purchase via Bandcamp. Their mission of harking back to the days when blues was an integral component of rock and roll is alive and well on The Light, although the political messages feel a but more subdued than their debut.

Don’t expect lo-fi production that you sometimes find with modern blues rock albums on The Light. Although Lee Bob & the Truth aimed to retain a live, spontaneous feel (which they do with great success), they also created a high-quality sonic experience that should be enjoyed through a nice pair of headphones while sipping a bourbon on the rocks. They’ve shared a video that give you an insight into their recording process at United Recording at LA – like all their videos, it’s immediately apparent that the Truth can flat out play:

Next Tuesday, Lee Bob kicks the unofficial start of summer with a performance at Sweetwater in Mill Valley supporting John Brothers Piano Company. If you’re familiar at all with the quality of John Brothers performances and you’ve seen the Lee Bob video above, you’ll know you’ll be hard pressed to find more talented musicians share a stage. The opportunity to see both acts back-to-back is totally worth crossing a bridge, so I’d suggest you check out the details below.

John Brother Piano Company, Lee Bob & The Truth, Radio Istanbul
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
May 31, 2016
7:30pm, $12-15