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Foot stomping Australia Blues: Collard Greens and Gravy

Foot stamping Australia Blues: Collard Greens and Gravy

Collard Green & Gravy band press photo - black bull blues article
Collard Green & Gravy band press photo – black bull blues article

Collard Greens and Gravy brings the sound of the Swampin’ Delta Blues to your local bar, festival of club. While young in age, Collard Green and Gravy from Australia got it done. They mixed the best of the blues in a three piece band. The way that kind of band sounds is a whiskey cocktail of soulful howlin’, – Little Walter – like harmonica that ensembles the sound of that old train coming, in combination with the tight and deep foot stomping rhythm of the drum. This band is absolutely worth listening.

Blues business of Collard Greens and Gravy

With their almost twenty years of experience in the blues business Collard Greens and Gravy released five albums. Their latest album Juke Joint Boogie was released on august 02, 2012. Featuring Ian Collard (vocals, harmonica and guitar) James Bridges (guitar and fiddle) and Anthony Shortte (Drums), Collard Greens and Gravy have been together since 1995.

Over those twenty years they already made quite some fame. Eric Thom described them for Blues Revue in 2008: “They do what the Brits did in the 1960s, absorb the work of Delta Blues masters and synthesize those influences into their own sound, while still upholding the tradition’

Little Walter style blues

‘You Don’t Love Me’ is a song Little Walter could have written and performed. A deep soulful song, with an excellent harmonica style. The Key of all their songs is the deep rhythm. It makes everyone tap that foot on the floor. It is also a perfect song for a walk on a sunny day, or through the bars around town.

‘You’re Heart Taht Ramblin’ is also a Little Walter kind of song. This track has the – train coming – rhythm, and the relaxing sound of Ian Collard telling about that ramblin’ of the good looking woman.

Australian Juke Joint Boogie

If you see this guys perform don’t miss the ‘Juke Joint Boogie’ a speed boogie all night long. A true blues classic! Fast, rhythmic, bluesy and groovy as hell. All their talents are mixed up in this songs, the groove, the solos and of course the blues.

To really know this blues music you should listen the songs on this page. Take a look around. And.. Follow them here.


Dyin’ Bed Collard Greens & Gravy

COLLARD GREENS & GRAVY “Juke Joint Boogie”


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