Possessed of both a wild streak and a wry sense of humor, Rex "Wrecks" Bell would seem the perfect candidate to lead his own band. Yet for most of his career, the bassist has been content to play the role of sideman and impresario. He dutifully served as right-hand man to two indisputably legendary figures, plucking the bass behind Lightnin' Hopkins (for the last decade of the Third Ward griot's life) and for Townes Van Zandt (whose "Rex's Blues" was written for the sideman). Still, people couldn't help but notice Bell. Perhaps it was... More >>>