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Mike Hood, Hocus Pocus (STR Digital)

Pianist Mike Hood knows how to please a crowd during his regular gigs at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, as long as the patrons are blues fans. “I take requests, but I don’t play Elton John and I don’t play Billy Joel,” Hood notes. Hocus Pocus, Hood’s solid debut, sticks to that script. He opens with “Black [...]