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Mississippi Fred McDowell - Jesus On The Mainline (2CD) (CD)€29,00
2 CD Set Contains Previously Unreleased Performances. JESUS ON THE MAINLINE is drawn from two 1971 concerts; April 14th, 1971 in Tacoma, Washington, and November 5th, 1971 at the Gaslight In New York, which would prove to be the final recording of the Delta Blues legend. The bottleneck guitarist was 67 years old when these tracks were recorded and his passion and conviction seem to have strengthened with the years. At this point in McDowell’s career he had shifted to playing electric slide guitar. Accompanying McDowell’s gruff voice, the guitar often seems to finish the singer’s sentences for him; it’s like listening to an old married couple.
Bland Bobby "Blue" - Further On Up The Road: The Duke Recordings 1955-1962 (2CD) (CD)€29,00
This all-new import compilation
(available on 2CD or 2LPs) from Southern
Routes presents a powerful set of
Bobby Blue Bland’s sublime recordings
for Don Robey’s Houston TX-based, Duke
Records, originally released from 1955
through the end of 1962. During this
term his music was a Tour de Force,
Bland’s powerhouse vocals backed by
savage, slashing guitars. He delivered
hit after hit and by 1961 with the release
of his legendary LP ”Two Steps From
The Blues” (included herein) Bobby
Bland had redened Texas Electric
Blues and Southern Soul simultaneously.
This is Excellent, Essential Music
— without a doubt, some of the greatest
Blues and Soul material ever recorded…
Holiday Tony - Motel Mississippi (CD)€18,00
There’s something about Tony Holiday that draws people together. In fact, community has been at the core of Holiday’s young career from the beginning. Since relocating from Salt Lake City to Memphis in 2017, Holiday has been at the center of a soul blues revival in Memphis, anchored by a contingent of young, savvy well-schooled musicians with a ”family-like” attitude and a strong belief in one another. Mentored by past legends, Holiday and this loose Memphis collective are building on the city’s rich traditions and carrying them forward.
Motel Mississippi, Holiday’s 2nd solo album, was recorded about an hour outside Memphis in Coldwater, Mississippi, at Zebra Ranch, the studio of the late great Memphis legend Jim Dickinson (The Rolling Stones, Big Star). Combining the sounds of North Mississippi Hill Country, Delta Blues, and Memphis soul, Motel Mississippi is equal parts hypnotic blues, driving soul, and juke joint stomper. The album consists of six originals and two covers, ”Rob & Steal” by Paul Wine Jones and ”Nobody But You” by Asie Payton. Like with previous projects, Motel Mississippi began as a collaborative effort, this time between Holiday, guitarist/songwriter A.J. Fullerton and guitarist/producer Dave Gross who shared production duties with Fullerton. Rich sonic layers provide a forward-thinking quality to these productions, conjuring up a vibe that’s modern and retro at the same time. The drone and drive of songs like ”Rob & Steal” and ”Get By” contrast with juke joint grooves like ”Just As Gone” while diving into new territory with the Cajun-infused double harmonica instrumental ”Yazoo River.” The album was recorded by another mainstay of recent Memphis recording, Kevin Houston (Southern Avenue, North Mississippi Allstars, G. Love). Other musicians on the album include Lee Williams Jr. On drums, Terrance Grayson on Bass, Aubrey McCrady on guitar, Jake Friel on Harmonica, and Mikey Junior on backup vocals. Motel Mississippi follows 2020’s Soul Service, produced by another regular collaborator, Southern Avenue’s Ori Naftaly. This followed two volumes of Tony Holiday’s Porch Sessions, which saw Holiday traveling across the United States and throughout Europe recording blues musicians on their very own front porches, in front of juke joints, in the countryside, and even on the front stoops of raucous night spots in bustling cities, resulting in two critically acclaimed albums. The guestlist struck a balance between older legends like Grammy® winners Charlie Musselwhite and Bobby Rush, former Muddy Waters guitarist John Primer and the iconic Lurie Bell, alongside some of Holiday’s peers Southern Avenue, Victor Wainwright, and John Németh. The latter two have served as important mentors for Holiday since his move to Memphis. There’s something in the water in Memphis, and Tony Holiday has tapped into it to contribute to an exciting new chapter unfolding in this storied region.
Various - More Boss Black Rockers Vol. 9 – Hey Doll Baby (CD)€15,00
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Ladies, gentlemen, and anyone in between, after the massive (and I must say unexpected) success of the 10-volume series ”Boss Black Rockers” I decided to get back to work and found 280 new tracks for a new series of ten killer volumes. I focused on stuff never or rarely heard anywhere else and also not already been used for other Koko-Mojo Records compilations. That was actually pretty easy. The hard part was finding a cool name for this new series. More often than not ”Easy Does It” so I decided to simply (and cleverly) call it ”MORE Boss Black Rockers”.
Mississippi Macdonald - Heavy State Loving Blues (CD)€20,00
The story for MacDonald has been amazing, since his Mojo Top 10 Blues album of 2022 – ”Do Right Say Right”, taking him from Bromley to Beale Street. London-based Bluesman Mississippi Macdonald has graduated from performing at a social club in Greenwich to Club 152 on Beale Street, Memphis. He took part in the International Blues Challenge in January 2023 and also jammed on stage in Austin and Seattle during the year
Waters Muddy - The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (CD)€20,00
After 27 years recording for Chess Records, this April 1975 album was Muddy’s last for the label – and I think it’s a bit of a forgotten gem.
PAUL BUTTERFIELD provides fabulous bluesy Harmonica throughout, PINETOP PERKINS plays piano (guest vocals also on ”Kansas City” & ”Caldonia”) with both GARTH HUDSON and LEVON HELM of THE BAND throwing in Keyboards/Accordion and Drums/Bass respectively. While it’s a straight-up blues album for the most part, Hudson’s Accordion playing gives some of the tracks a slightly swing/Cajun feel – and is a genuine surprise and treat for it too. Special mention should also go to Butterfield’s harmonica playing, which is fantastic throughout – clearly enthused by the mere proximity of the great blues man! In fact you can ’feel’ the love of each musician towards Muddy in each and every recording.
Five of its eight tracks are Muddy Waters originals topped up with three cover versions. The three covers are Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller’s peach ”Kansas City”, made famous by Wilbert Harrison and done by hundreds of others since, while the other two are the Louis Jordan R’n’B classics, ”Let The Good Times Roll” and ”Caldonia”. Other contributions come from HOWARD JOHNSON on Saxophone, FRED CARTER on Bass and Guitar with BOB MARGOLIN on Guitar also – HENRY GLOVER produced the record.
This 1995 ERICK LABSON remaster has typically ace sound from one of Universal’s primo engineers, while ”Fox Squirrel” is a CD-only bonus track that is just that – a genuine discovery and bonus – astonishing that this McKinley Morganfield original was left off the record – nor ever used as a b-side?
”The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album” divides fans, but I feel it’s a forgotten gem that deserves a rethink. And like all of his 70’s recordings – I love it to bits.
Fish Samantha & Dayton Jesse - Death Wish Blues (CD)€20,00
The first-ever collaborative album from Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton, Death Wish Blues is a body of work born from a shared passion for pushing the limits of blues music.
Produced by the legendary Jon Spencer of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Death Wish Blues melds their eclectic sensibilities into a batch of songs both emotionally potent and wildly combustible and helps fulfill their shared longtime mission of opening the blues genre to entirely new audiences.
Corritore Bob - & Friends: Women In Blues Showcase (CD)€20,00
This very special installment of Bob Corritore’s “From the Vaults” series features great recordings from spectacular blues women from a wide geographic and stylistic spectrum.
Featured vocalists include: hit making Gulf Coast legends Barbara Lynn and Carol Fran; Chicago Blues legend Koko Taylor, well known as the Queen Of The Blues; Phoenix’s soul/blues/gospel diva Francine Reed; vocal powerhouse Diunna Greenleaf from Houston Texas; the gentle wonderment of Tennessee’s rising Americana star Valerie June; Mississippi’s Shy Perry whose deceptive name and stature deliver a powerhouse Wang Dang Doodle; and Aliya Primer, the daughter of Chicago blues great John Primer, with her very first recording done with great authority at age 17!
Bob Corritore has recorded all these wonderful woman artists with great sensitivity to their stylistic and personal indivuality! Behold a collection of spectacular female voices, which collectively demonstrate both the undeniable power and empowering vulnerability of the feminine voice.
Schnebelen Nick - What Key is Trouble In? (CD)€20,00
Multiple Blues Music Award Winner Nick Schnebelen has a smokin’ new high-energy Rock ‘n’ Blues album, “What Key Is Trouble In?” Co-produced by Blues Music Award Winner Chris Hardwick (Watermelon Slim) and set for international release August 19, 2022 by the VizzTone label group, these thirteen all-original tracks find Nick playing, singing and writing at the top of his game. Nick is backed on the album by his veteran band Adam Hagerman (drums) and Cliff Moore (bass), with guests Red Young on keyboards (Eric Burden, Marcia Ball, Janiva Magness), Buddy Leach on sax (George Thorogood), and Aaron Mayfield on organ. Lately Nick and the band have been touring in Europe as the opening act for George Thorogood and the Destroyers, as they have since pre-pandemic days. They have the pure blues power it takes to fill that slot, and they have won a lot of new fans in the audience as they play a consistently killer opening set, and Nick always joins GT on the encore. Nick got his introduction to the worldwide Blues community in 2008, along with siblings Danielle and Kris, as a founding member of the Kansas City band Trampled Under Foot as they overwhelmed the competition to win the 2008 International Blues Challenge, with Nick winning the Albert King Award for “Best Guitarist”. The band later won the “Contemporary Blues Album” Blues Music Award. Nick left the band in 2014 and proceeded to release three critically acclaimed albums under his own name. “What Key Is Trouble In?” is the follow up to Nick’s critically acclaimed 2019 release, “Crazy All By Myself.”
Lewis Furry - Live At The Gaslight At The Au Go Go (CD)€18,00
Walter “Furry” Lewis was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in the 1890’s. It was in Memphis in the late 1920’s that Furry began recording for Vocalion and RCA Victor. When the depression hit, blues recording slowed down considerably. And as the thirties marched forward, country blues records sold less and less. Furry Lewis, like so many great bluesmen, slipped into oblivion. He made his living as a street cleaner for too many years.
In the late Fifties, Sam Charters rediscovered the unusual bluesman and recorded him for Prestige. But Furry still had to make his living in the Memphis sanitary department with no means of making another career in music and with no knowledge of the social security to which he was entitled. In the late Sixties, things began to stir. Furry had always been entertaining at private functions around town. But now he was teaching bottleneck guitar to a class of fascinated youngsters in a poverty program, appearing at the annual Memphis Blues festival, recording albums for Biograph, Folkways and Adelphi and appearing on recorded anthologies on Arhoolie, Sire and Blue Thumb. Blues fans and general music lovers became more aware of Furry. There was a feature article in Playboy, a television appearance on a Leon Russell special and a spotlight performance on Don Nix’s first album. That was 1970, and Furry was reinstated as a major force in the blues field, and everyone knew it, everyone who cared.
What makes Furry so unusual is not his bottlenecking style, but the other elements that influenced him. In the twenties, he was a guitarist and entertainer for a travelling medicine show. In his early Memphis days, he befriended the great and legendary W .C. Handy and learned a great deal about ragtime and jazz.
His playing is not strictly in the Mississippi delta tradition. Aside from ragtime and Southern Tennessee blues influences, Lewis is uniquely creative unto himself. He does not have the fleet, smooth style and articulation of a Fred McDowell, but everything he plays is carefully thought out and purposefuI. He uses the guitar in very untraditional ways, as a drum, as a second singing voice and as a walking bass. You can hear all of these techniques on this recording.
This album was made at the Gaslight in New York during the month of August, 1971. It was Furry’s first New York appearance in well over twenty years. The occasion was this live recording that was arranged by writer Jim Nash, who had learned of Furry Lewis from Jimi Hendrix several years back. A justifiable analogy can be drawn between the late Hendrix and Furry. Both have used the guitar in unusual and creative ways that are outside its tradition realm, and both have proved themselves as master showmen.
Furry’s beautiful personality, showmanship and sense of humor come through beautifully on this live album. The material is from many sources. “K.C. Jones,” “I Will Turn Your Money Green,” and the traditional “John Henry” were successful 78 hits by Furry in the late 20’s. “Nearer My God To Thee” and ‘When I Lay My Burden Down,” both of which Furry has recorded elsewhere in the late sixties, represent the spiritual tradition that most bluesmen have been exposed to. “Brownsville,” most likely written by and usually credited to Sleepy John Estes, has been a Lewis trademark for many years. Furry’s unique version is almost a new song unto itself. Furry’s eclectic taste is illustrated by the inclusion of “Waiting For A Train,” a classic thirties song written by the late yodelling country singer Jimmy Rodgers. “East St. Louis” is a bit of musical autobiography.
This is Furry Lewis’ first album for a major label and his first really live recording. It also introduces his young 23-year -old protégé Ward Schaffer, who backs up Furry on three cuts. Furry Lewis may be approaching 80, but age has had only its most superficial physical effects on him. May this fine recording open up a new era for a brilliant and neglected bluesman.
Cash Box Kings - Oscar’s Motel (CD)€20,00
Yellow colored vinyl LP pressing. 2023 release. The Cash Box Kings return with another enthusiastic celebration of Chicago blues in all it’s electric forms. Not content to merely pay homage to the past, they mix contemporary authority and old-school authenticity, opening a door into the intoxicating spirit and sounds of 1950s and 1960s Chicago-based blues brought right up to the minute by the original songwriting of singer Oscar Wilson and harmonicist/singer Joe Nosek. Sparked by Wilson’s commanding vocals and Nosek’s blistering harp, Oscar’s Motel brims with raw, unvarnished ensemble playing on hard-driving shuffles, funky workouts and pleading slow blues.
Duarte Chris - Ain’t Giving Up (CD)€18,00
Blues-roots guitarist Chris Duarte releases Ain’t Giving Up, his 15th studio album. Featuring a wide range of outlaw blues, Americana, roots, and even alt-country influences, Ain’t Giving Up finds the Austin, Texas guitarist teaming up for the first time in 22 years with producer-guitarist Dennis Herring, also known for his work with artists like Buddy Guy, Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello, and the Hives. But the resulting album isn’t a calculated return to roots affair. Recorded live on the studio floor with vintage gear and minimal overdubs, it’s a raw and revved-up showcase for the virtuoso’s jaw-dropping chops; his mastery of the elusive Texas shuffle; and his deep love and commitment to the blues. Ain’t Giving Up is intimate and gritty, but it also boasts pristine fidelity, as if we the listener are in the studio with Duarte and his buddies. It’s a reset for Duarte that shows his resilience and his undiminished love of the blues and American roots. ”I am so grateful to be signed to Provogue and to work with Dennis again-it’s been a dream come true,” Duarte enthuses. ”I have been so fortunate to play music and do my thing for almost 30 years, and I couldn’t ask for a better life.”
Daddy Long Legs - Street Sermons (CD)€18,00
The alternative, punk blues-bashers Daddy Long Legs return with their fourth studio album: STREET SERMONS. The expansive, new territory that the New York City-based trio cover on Street Sermons is thanks to producer Oakley Munson (The Black Lips). Featuring contributions from legends like John Sebastian of the Lovin’ Spoonful and Stiff Records veteran Wreckless Eric, Daddy Long Legs punch a necessary hole in the 21st Century landscape, both sonically and spiritually.
Various - More Boss Black Rockers Vol. 8 – Rock & Roll Baby (CD)€15,00
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As y’all already know, so many similar projects were devoted through the years to white rock and rollers (even the most obscure and unknown) and very little to the people that not only ”originated” this music and played it long before white musicians started to fool around with it. They also continued to play it when black Rhythm and Blues music was suddenly re-named ”Rock and Roll” to appeal to a wider white audience in segregated America and became a multi-racial genre in the mid-1950s. Once again, some tunes are pretty well-known, but the vast majority are not. Chances are that you never-ever heard a lot of the tracks included here – even if a lot of them were pretty popular in the 1950s among both black and white Rock and Roll fans. Most of the artists in this new series (just like the first one) were actually household names in the ”Rock and Roll World” of the ’50s and early ’60s. When Rock & Roll history was re-written from a strictly white rock standpoint only a few black rockers were included (maybe less than a dozen) when actually back in the day almost every African-American R&B act (maybe a MILLION or more) was actually Rock & Roll and white artists were actually a minority for a long time. So ”BLACK” by popular demand here’s to you ”MORE Boss Black Rockers.” DIG IT!
Waters Muddy - Hollywood Blues Summit 1971 (CD)€18,00
Muddy Waters – Hollywood Blues Summit 1971 – A 1971 performance from Muddy Waters from one of the most important singer-songwriter/guitarists of the post-modern blues era – Rock and roll hall of fame inductee Muddy Waters is one of the most important singer-songwriter/guitarists of the post-modern blues era. His early 1960s touring of the UK inspired many British musicians including the Rolling Stones that took their name from his classic song, ”Rollin’ Stone”. Over the ’60s into the early 1970s Waters became an international force performing on various bills and artist pairings on club, concert hall and festival stages. This eight-song never before released set was recorded at the legendary Ash Grove club in Los Angeles over the Blue Summit weekend (with Freddie King and Lightnin’ Hopkins) over July 27-August 1, 1971. The show was recorded not long before his infamous London sessions recordings. That album was one of his six Grammy winning Traditional Folk recordings throughout the ’70s.
Mallard Sam / Various - Sax Mallard In Session – The Mojo 1946 -1954 (CD)€13,00
The latest instalment of Jasmine’s blues and R&B musicians ’In Session’ presents the great Chicago saxophonist Oett ’Sax’ Mallard. Of the hundreds of recordings he made just 26 have been chosen covering an 8 year period from 1946. As a session man he played with some of RCA Victor’s top blues singers. We start with a few of them, playing alto sax with Roosevelt Sykes and Tampa Red from 1946 then a year later clarinet with Washboard Sam, each memorable performances.
A move to the Chess Brothers’ Aristocrat label saw sessions under his own name including the instrumental ’The Mojo’ and Artie Shaw’s ’Summit Ridge Drive’. The Aristocrat label became Chess in 1950 and another release by Mallard this time with Andrew Tibbs as vocalist. Two tracks from United with Roosevelt Sykes Honey Drippers then a session with Mercury, first with Big Bill Broonzy and on his own with ’The Bunny Hop’. Another Mercury session produced two more instrumentals including ’Accent on Youth’ where his overdubbed alto & tenor creating what has been described as ’an impossible sonic perspective’.
Back to Chess for two instrumentals with his own orchestra and a couple with the popular Chicago club singer Mitzi Mars. Then with one of the many Chess doo wop groups The Coronets. For the final track he joined Guitar Slim’s New Orleans road band for a session that produced ’Later for You Baby’ and was released on the Los Angeles label Specialty.
These 26 tracks just scratch the surface of his Chicago recording career but give an insight to what a great artist he was as a session man or in his own right.
Kolax King / Various - Those Rhythm and Blues 1948-1960 (CD)€13,00
FEATURING: JOE WILLIAMS, DANNY OVERBEA & RUDY GREEN
King Kolax, born William Little in 1912 is the subject of the next instalment in Jasmine’s series of ’backroom boys of jazz, blues and R&B’. From early days he built himself a reputation as a trumpet player but was able to handle a vocal or two. This collection starts with both sides of a very rare 78 on Joe’s Brown’s short lived Opera label showing Kolax’s ability as a blues singer. He & his orchestra stayed with Brown for two more releases this time on J.O.B. before they backed Joe Williams with his self overdubbed version of ’Everyday I Have the Blues’ the Chess Brothers issued on their Checker label. Still on Checker Danny Overbea ’pops’ up with his original version of ’40 Cups of Coffee’ before Bill Haley & the Comets got their hands on it.
Mabel Scott’s latin-themed ’Fool Burro’ follows featuring Kolax on trumpet & Red Saunders on percussion before Rudy Green’s given a couple of Chances. Then there’s four more Overbea Checker titles including his Italian version of ’Sorrento’.
Kolax next appears on VeeJay and of the eight titles recorded two were not issued at the time and four appeared later on a French Top Rank LP, all eight are issued together on CD for the first time and includes ’Those Rhythm & Blues’ with Calvin Carter, the A&R head & brother of label owner Vivian Carter, who impersonates a female fan who wants to hear ”those crazy rhythm ’n’ blues.” The misterioso latin instrumental ’Vivian’ was probably named after Vivian Carter. The disc ends with four rare tracks from the late 50s all with a more modern feeling.
King Kolax is presented here as leader and supporting bandleader showing his musical diversity from the years 1948 until 1960.
Kari Sax and His Orchestra - Swinging The Blues 1947-1957 (CD)€13,00
Another edition to the ’backroom boys of soul, blues & R&B’ to go along with Howard Biggs, Red Saunders, Leroy Kirkland and King Kolax. Sax Kari was a major artist in this field and spent most of his life in music, recording for a multitude of labels some of which can be heard here and when not singing he can be heard on guitar or piano.
Our selection starts with two titles recorded under his own name in 1947 with the Carolina Cotton Pickers, a long established jazz band with Anita Patterson handling the vocal on one, Kari the other, the original version of ’Signifying Monkey’ later recorded by Johnny Otis & many others. Gloria Irving follows with her recording in 1953 of ’Daughter (That’s Your Red Wagon)’ a follow up to Ruth Brown’s ’Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean’ & it made the Billboard R&B charts at No.8.There’s a selection with Gloria, then Bob ’Detroit Count’ White before a move to Chess with Lena Gordon’s only two recordings.
At this stage in his career Kari switched to the popular vocal group format with the Senators, La Fets & Kitty and The Quailtones before reverting back to the blues with Katie Watkins, a much sort after Checker 45 with Kari as Texas Red, one of his many name changes. He’s also Texas Red with the Contours for the next two titles. Then back to Kari with The Alley Kats & Kitty and Little Sammy Ward before the crazy finish with his orchestra on ’Goldie The Green Eyed Octopus’ a spoof title similar to ’Flying Purple People Eater’ complete with sound effects!
Here we have brief snapshot of the versatility of Sax Kari, more a major force in the soul, blues & R&R field than a backroom boy.
Ace Johnny - The Complete Duke Recordings and More – 1952-1958 (CD)€13,00
An overview of a legendary R&B performer who was one of the biggest R&B performers of the 1950s.
Contains his entire output for Duke Records including 3 R&B number ones and 5 more Top 10 R&B hits including ’Pledging My Love’ which spent ten weeks in the top spot.
The perfect way to ’discover’ an artist who only ever had one 7′ single released in the U.K. and that was 7 years AFTER his death!
The CD also includes two recordings made by other artists in tribute to the singer / songwriter after his accidental death at Christmas 1954.
The booklet contains a detailed look at Johnny Ace’s life, his death at his own hands along with scans of reviews, labels and press ads.
Gray Henry / Various - Henry Gray In Session – 1952-1961 – I’m A Lucky, Lucky Man (CD)€13,00
Where would the Chicago blues scene have been without Henry Gray as mainstay on piano for most of the big stars, names such as Jimmy Rogers, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed and Billy Boy Arnold. This CD presents Henry Gray in another of our ’In Session’ series not only with some of these big names but sessions recorded under his own name but never issued at the time.
His first session was in 1952 with Jimmy Rogers and later that year with Morris Pejoe, both sessions for Chess. In the studio in 1955 with Howlin’ Wolf produced the minor hit ’Who Will Be Next’. Jimmy Reed rarely used piano on his Vee Jay recordings but three from one session has Gray pounding away in the back ground. Henry ’pops’ up in the middle of Billy Boy’s ’Here’s My Picture’ to take an amazing solo.
A switch to Parrot records with Dusty Brown then a session on Blue Lake under his own name before the classic G. ’Davy’ Crockett track ’Look out Mable’ revered by rock & rollers to this day.
Finally we have three more from 1961 with Howlin’ Wolf including the iconic ’Going Down Slow’ enhanced with vocal interjections from Willie Dixon.
This release presents the best of Chicago blues in its heyday with the one of the most talented pianists around at that time; we give you ’HENRY GRAY’.
Too Slim And The Taildraggers - Brace Yourself (CD)€18,00
Brace Yourself, the new live album from blues rockers Too Slim and the Taildraggers, is a blistering, high energy live set. Recorded at Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee WA, BRACE YOURSELF shows the band’s true power and versatility as they incorporate many influences into their all-original compositions: Songs like ”Mississippi Moon”, ”Fortune Teller”, ”Cowboy Boots” and ”Devil in a Doublewide” display a mix of Classic Rock, Blues Rock and Americana influences. ”Blood Moon” and ”Twisted Rail” conjure up images of Robin Trower and Jimi Hendrix. ”When Whiskey Was My Friend” could easily have been a track on a ZZ Top album circa 1976. ”Letter” and ”Good Guys Win” are modern nods to Chuck Berry with a hint of Psychobilly. ”Free Your Mind” has a feel of early electric Bob Dylan, and ”My Body” and ”Givers and Takers” have an ethereal quality of late 60’s rock. All the songs also have an obvious tip of the hat to early electric Blues and Blues Rock. Brace Yourself for a hell of a ride!!!!!