Bart Mendoza 9 p.m., Dec. 17
New Army of Ragged Angels
Roy Ruiz Clayton's debut album, produced by Grammy Award-winner Chris Goldsmith, is full of poetic images not found since Dylan Thomas or Fredrico Garcia Lorca. These lyrics rank among the most powerful and captivating of modern-day poetry.
These well crafted melodies are performed and sung with a raw attitude backed by a top-notch band. Roy's vocals and guitar, along with Michael Jerome on drums, Tom Freund on bass, Marc Ford (Black Crowes) on electric guitar, Jason Yates (Ben Harper's Innocent Criminals) on organ, Lily Haydn on violin, Victoria Williams on backing vocals, and with Jimmy Hoyson as recording and mixing master.