Former Taildragger, Jimmy Burns and Billy Boy Arnold sideman guitarist Rockin' Johnny Burgin lets loose his Earl Hooker-inspired licks live at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted in Chicago with his tight combo -- featuring Eddie Shaw blowing dirty sax -- but it barely raises a peep from the hometown crowd. There are a few whoops after someone from the band berates the audience for their complacency, pointedly reminding everyone that "this is a live recording!" But, really, you can't blame anyone but the players and their unimaginative cover choices for the ho-hum response. The Rockin' Johnny Band play the Silver Dollar Saturday (January 12).