For more than a decade, blues music has been overrun by suburban towheads whose fathers no doubt had ambitions of Southern-rock stardom in the ’70s. Nakota (Sioux) family quartet Indigenous has had to reckon with this reality in the shadow of such poster boys as Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang. The band’s new Silvertone release, Long Way Home, dazzles with blues rock that is much more compelling than the current rock landscape, littered as it is with emo and glam-lite pastiche. Indigenous is a true purveyor of both ferocious garage intensity and unadulterated soul, and the group is ready to become known to the masses.

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