Virgil Caine Band transports listeners back in time, when regional bands were followed like rock stars, just in a smaller circle. These Duluth stalwarts use self-promotion that is self-evident. “Take a Texas-style blues guitar, a Chicago-blues-influenced harp, and a tough-as-nails rhythm section. That’s the Virgil Caine Band.” ’Nuff said. The band kicked off 2019 with its fourth album. Mark Howley does harp and vocals. Mark Thompson propels the roots and R&B on drums and Dave Prudhomme leads the rhythm section. Recovered from a shoulder injury late last year, which allowed studio time for this busy band, Tommy Wortuba drives the guitar.