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New Video “Brother I Am Your Keeper”, from Hill Country Blues duo The New Savages

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!

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Rawest Blues girl around Molly Gene One Whoaman Band

She is pure Rock ‘n’ Roll and maybe the Rawest Blues girl around. Molly Gene One Whoaman Band is as energetic as lightning and above all fine hill country blues rock. She has been performing solo for the last seven years or so, recording and issuing albums (five to date), and organizing endless tours that eventually got her noticed in Europe.

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The best Hill Country Blues to Dark Americana on NEW album of The Hooten Hallers

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

Hooten Hallers Band Press Photo site
Hooten Hallers Band Press Photo site

“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”.

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