Chair dancing to the Fatback Blues

concert review /// Brother Yusef


ONE-MAN BAND—Brother Yusef gives a high-powered performance June 24 at the Grant Birmhall Library in Thousand Oaks. CARY GINELL/Acorn Newspapers

His hands whipping smartly across the fretboard of his guitar on a recent Sunday afternoon, the one-man blues band known as Brother Yusef entertained an enthusiastic audience June 24 as part of the Grant Brimhall Library’s summer music series with an invigorating musical subgenre he calls “Fattback Blues.”

The 55-year-old dread-locked musician is ...

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