It seems nearly impossible for a blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player to create original music these days, but Gary Primich is an exciting exception. Born in Chicago and raised in its shadow in Gary, Indiana, Primich explored the music of Chuck Berry, Dave Edmunds and the Chess Records roster. After honing his harmonica craft as a teenager, Primich found himself on Chicago's South Side, playing the clubs up and down Maxwell Street at night while working on a college degree during the day. After moving to Austin, Texas, Primich began his career in earnest. Twenty years later, he's established his reputation as an unmistakable presence on the scene. Dog House Music, Primich's seventh studio effort, sets his fatback harp sound and soulful blues belt against a number of head-cutting originals. Though he addresses accolades from fans, critics and fellow blues performers with amiable modesty, onstage Primich shows the fire and determination that put his name on everyone's lips in the first place.