We don’t love the hat. But just about everything else is what’s not to love? Jonathon Boogie Long shredded the other bands at the Best of the Beat awards. Terrorized the Blues and BBQ festival. Was easily the best blues act at Jazz Fest 2015. Has been called the “living embodiment of the modern state of the blues” and King of the Blues, and is only 27. Entertains us with facial expressions that imply he might not be in full control of what’s going on (Help me Jesus! The guitar is out of control!). Literally one of the best and most soulful blues guitarists, with the voice to match, since Muddy Waters. Are we qualified to judge the hat? Yep. But the hat might be magical, so it stays. We love everything about this guy, except the hat. But I’m sure it’ll grow on us. Thanks for a fantastic show at Jazz Fest!