Thursday, March 25, 2010

Clutch - Pure Rock Fury

The great state of Maryland has been a major player in US History and lets slice it down even further, for the sake of musical dissection. Being that Maryland is equal parts North and South it has walked a fledgling line. Some know it as the Mason Dixon Line or the Old Line State, hell or even the Free State, but to me as a Maryland native it will always be this dichotomy that helped to define the greatness of Clutch. Whether you dig their roots in hardcore or where they have branched out now in their southern rock boogie, these fellas carry that gorgeous Maryland flag as a backdrop on most of their shows and wear those colors proud. Thanks Clutch for doing exactly what you do. Here is a double dose of the past and present to understand the battle for Maryland.