When Cameron Cochran starts picking his pedal steel, and Nick Fryer and Brad Myers join in on their guitars, I defy you to say who plays the best. With fingers flying all over the fret boards, these guys are all monsters on their instruments. And the music they play — at once part of the great Western Swing Band tradition and as contemporary as tomorrow — is as infectious as it gets.
Midwestern Swing plays Friday, February 12, at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Avenue. 8:30 p.m. $10-$15. 271-3354; bopshop.com.