You might know them for delivering the most hypnotic blues around. Their addictive grooves are like alcohol, it gets better every time you taste it. In 2018 The New Savages continue to bring the blues all over Australia with a new drummer, a new single “Brother, I am Your Keeper” and a 45 date national tour from Jan-June. Listen the single up here!
In the late twenties Country duo Darby and Tarlton had some succes with their slide guitar ballads. “Birmingham Jail” is part of their Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton: Atlanta 1927-1929 recordings and tells the story of a man longing for a letter from his love. It approaches the poetic essence of Country ballads perfectly.
The Hooten Hallers are specialists if it comes to hillbilly blues with a happy sound. The Columbia, MO trio are known for hard-traveling and wild, energetic live shows, criss-crossing their way through North America and Europe with their seemingly endless tour schedule. Last year they released their latest EP Mountain of Pain in 2016 and are back with a new record called “Hooten Hallers”.
The Hooten Hallers 2016 EP Mountain of Pain
“Methamphetamine Romance features some of the “finest New Orleans blues influences. You might think Dr. John visited the studio to record this song alongside the Hooten Hallers. Like most of their songs, “16 Gallons” also contains happy grooves. The lyrics are like most blues good songs about finding your woman with another man,
When The Hooten Hallers come to town, you know it’s gonna be a party!
Hit song “40 Oz to Memphis”
“Six Feet To The Ground” is maybe the bluesiest song you’ll find on Mountain of Pain. It may remind you of the slower songs Howlin’ Wolf made back in the day. The hit of this album for me is “40 Oz to Memphis” which contain unlike other songs a leading violin tune. The melodic duo vocals are most hearable in the catchy “40 Oz to Memphis” chorus.
Hooten Hallers Influences from blues to dark Americana
The band self-describes “the myriad of influences in their music range from pre-war blues to punk rock to dark Americana, with a thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained. In the same vein, the Hooten Hallers’ music isn’t quite Americana and it’s not quite punk, but a bit of both, fused together in a drunken tangle”.
Hailin’ from Toronto Canada guitarist and singer Blind Matty is my new favorite Country Blues outlaw. Matty brings his songs with Rock n Roll attitude and power. But above all, this long drink of American music really convincing.
EP GrinGo! by Blind Matty
Packed with a guitar and an Eyepatch he mixes all kinds of blues and rock n Roll into a smoking whiskey of Garage. Blind Matty’s EP GRINGO! was released May 14 on Burger Records.
Blind Matty – Gettin’ Stoned with my Ol’ Lady
Gringo! features four songs “Gettin’ Stoned With My Ol’Lady”, “Sugar Mama”, “Put The Shake On You” and, “Rock N Roll Outlaw”. Follow and find more about Blind Matty Here!
New GravelRoad album “Capitol Hill Country Blues” brings you back to the Hill Country
The Seattle-based band GravelRoad is back with a new album called Capitol Hill Country Blues! This is the follow-up of El Scuerpo which was released in 2014. Thia is the sixth studio album from GravelRoad and is recorded and mixed by legendary engineer Jack Endino in late 2015 & early 2016.
The title songs of this album “Capitol Hill Country Blues” really honors its name through the up-tempo rhythms and boogie guitar. This song will remind you of the work of R.L Burnside, Junior Kimborough and of course the bluesman who always is connected to GravelRoad: T-Model Ford.These blues guys have always been an inspiration for GravelRoad and it’s nice to hear that now continu, solid like a backbone on their new album.
Capitol Hill Country Blues
Come and Gone
Title Song and favorites
“Come and Gone” Is also a favorite and brings the GravelRoad liquor mix of Blues and Grunge more in place. GravelRoad always brings their blues with a garage-edged angle. But all things beside song is it is a pleasure to listen.