Eight Gigs: Al Kooper

Thurs., Jan. 15, 7 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $30

Although New York's Al Kooper cut his teeth at the ripe young age of 14 with the Royal Teens, he's still touring and making rare solo appearances, much to the delight of his fans. While most of his fans know him from playing with Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper, Cream, the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and the Who, Al Kooper's body of solo work has also stood the test of time. His most recent album, the magnificent White Chocolate, was released more than six years ago and converted many new fans. If you've never heard his Black Coffee release from 2005, take one listen to “How My Ever” to hear guitar magic happen. 2708 J Street, www.alkooper.com.