Kentucky’s own Southern Rockers OTIS are back and hell-bent on bringing that good old hard rocking bluesy southern Rock sound back to the forefront. With a myriad of influences from the Allman Brothers to Muddy Waters to ZZ Top, the outfit is hitting the road and looking to electric live audiences.
In case you weren’t familiar with their back catalog, back in 2017 their 2nd record “Eyes of the Sun” was produced by Grammy-winning producer Paul Nelson, who earned his stripes by playing and performing with Johnny Winter and helping Johnny win a Grammy for his highly acclaimed album, Step Back made some waves in the Blues/Rock scene when it was released.
The band features Boone Froggett on guitar and vocals, John Seeley on bass, Alex Wells on guitar, and Dale Myers on drums. If you checked out their past works, you will no doubt be left impressed with the rawness, the distortion, the melody, and the hooks all can be portrayed in a manner that brings to light some of the best Classic Rock/Southern Rock classics of the past.
They are hitting the road soon and could use your support. If you are anywhere local to some of their upcoming dates, check them out and show the guys some your support.
September 16th • Huntsville AL • W/ Tres Locos and Angry Native • @ Shagnasty’s
October 6th • Glasgow KY • W/ Laid Back Country Picker and Them Bandits • @ The Grove
October 7th • Marion IL • John Brown’s on the Square • Free
October 14th • Louisville KY • Garvin Gate Blues Festival • Free
December 27th • Bowling Green KY • TBA
Kentucky born and bred, OTIS is a young, hard rocking quartet who performs and plays their exciting original music like they’ve been around for 40 years.
The band blends roots music, blues, classic rock, soul, and, of course, Southern rock and has created an original sound reminiscent of some of the great classic rock/Southern rock bands from back in the day, like the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and Wet Willie.
OTIS is new musical blood for a new day with heavy blues-rock riffs, soaring guitar work, a pounding rhythm section, and raw, soulful vocals from front man/lead guitarist Boone Froggett (is that a cool name, or what…).
The band embraces Southern rock’s hallowed past while charting their own future. With some of the legendary Southern rock bands winding it down or no longer in existence, OTIS is a proud, new torchbearer of the Southern rock heritage.