Wilkes-Barre blues rockers Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen made a small club in Plains feel like an arena on Friday, May 27, filling the River Street Jazz Cafe with badass original tunes and plenty of improvisational jamming that reverberated long into the night.
The concert, which began with a groovy alt rock set by Half Dollar, served as a record release party for the Gentlemen’s new self-titled album, premiering songs that struck hard like the bright lightning bolts behind them. And where there’s lightning, there’s rain, so with the recent passing of Prince, the band finished off the evening with “Purple Rain,” “Cream,” and many other classics from the Purple One’s respected repertoire in an impressive tribute set.
To learn more about Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen and their new album, listen to Episode 58 of the NEPA Scene Podcast:
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by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, adequate photographer, podcast co-host, and practicing poet. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.