Blacktop Mojo at Margaritaville Casino in Bossier City, LA


Authored by: Amy Breaux

Ever wonder what you’d get if you combine Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath and a little bit of metal? Well, wonder no more! I have discovered the answer in Blacktop Mojo, who made a stop at the Margaritaville Casino in Bossier City, LA this past Tuesday to show off their unique brand of heavy southern rock. 

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the boys from Palestine, Texas, but front man Matt James has a presence that was reminiscent of Gregg Allman and his ability to go between growling and harmonizing is amazing.  Bass player Matt Curtis stomped around the stage engaging the crowd, almost challenging them to have a good time. The word that best describes him may be a simple one, but it’s the most effective: fun. The man is quite simply fun. Fun is a good description for the entire band and their performance. But don’t think they rely on a gimmick; these guys are excellent at their craft. The songs are tight, and you can’t help but move when you hear them. And trust me, it takes a lot to get me to even bob my head at a show, but they managed to make me move. They were mesmeric from the moment they walked on stage to the end where guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Chuck Wepfer battled it out on their guitars. 

Up next for the guys is the Defy the Sun Tour with Otherwise. If you are near one of the stops, go give them a listen. You’re in for a good time! 

Upcoming dates for Blacktop Mojo Defy The Sun Tour:

10/28/19- Mesa Theater, Grand Junction, CO

10/29/19- Sunshine Studios, Colorado Springs, CO

10/31/19- 1175, Kansasville, WI

11/1/19- The Distillery, Green Bay, WI

11/2/19- Studio B @ Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

11/3/19- Aftershock, Kansas City, MO

11/5/19- The Forge, Joliet, IL

11/6/19- A&R Bar, Columbus, OH

11/8/19- Machine Shop, Flint, MI

11/9/19- Crusens Rt 29, Creve Coeur, IL

11/10/19- The Stache, Grand Rapids, MI

11/13/19- Guitars Rock N Country Bar, Joplin, MO

11/15/19- Winchester, Lakewood, OH

11/16/19- Lost Horizon, Syracuse, NY

11/17/19- Webster Underground, Hartford, CT

11/20/19- St. Vitus, Brooklyn, NY

11/21/19- House of Independents, Ashbury Park, NJ

11/22/19- Lizard Lounge, Lancaster, PA

11/23/19- Blind Tiger, Greensboro, NC

11/24/19- Canal Club, Richmond, VA

11/26/19- Masquerade (Purgatory), Atlanta, GA

11/27/19- Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC  

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