If you've seen 10 local bands in the last year, there's a good chance the man with the impossible name and the impossible-to-forget guitar powers, Louka Patenaude, played in at least three of them. He can do it all - rock, Latin, blues, soul, classical. It's fun to discover that his personal vice of choice is country. His country band is the Fingers.
These 13 songs were penned by Patenaude and Jeff Held. "Two Step" is a roughed-up country rocker. "The Lasting Kind" is front-porch-ready, if your front porch belongs to Dickey Betts. "Pineapple and a Peach" is a straight-up honky-tonker that boils in the heat of a road-ready slide guitar hook. Most of these songs were created and recorded during balls-out, hell-raising boys' weekends at a cabin up north. It shows.