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Back Door Slam: Sizzling Rock Gets the Blues

The British blues-rock trio Back Door Slam brings to mind the rougher-sounding work of English blues-rock players such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and John Mayall — which is especially impressive given that its members are all twentysomethings from the tiny Isle of Man.

Back Door Slam built its audience slowly, playing at clubs and festivals and opening shows for the likes of The Who and Don McLean. The band's debut CD, Roll Away, came out last summer, and benefits from the group's sizzling guitar licks and gruff, emotive vocals. Back Door Slam has been touring in America since July, in the process winning over critics and fans alike.

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