A soulful and mature album that is a must have for any fan of the contemporary blues scene. Released by: Manhaton Records Release Date: September 14, 2018 Genre: Blues Links: http://benpooleband.com Line Up: Ben Poole: Guitars, Vocals & Backing Vocals Beau Barnard: Bass Wayne Proctor: Drums Ross Stanley: Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer, Piano, Synths Tracklist: Anytime You […]
With a huge melting pot of blues, jazz, funk and home grown country style, this Milwaukee trio have the potential to bring anything they want to the table in future work.
As someone that has followed this band for a while, I’m proud of them and their accomplishment here.
“Fusion”, would be a good way to describe the show we’ve just witnessed. Crossing every genre imaginable, the band delivered music that can be enjoyed by fans of, well, pretty much anything.
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We got this massive break in front of these pure rock guys, the old guard so to speak like Brian May. We came on, blasted a couple of tunes and were loved for it. Then we were played on Planet Rock radio and the views of our videos went up massively. We tried to capitalize, as we had some video presentations of us doing”Only Friend”. It went to over a 100,000 views after that. That to me was the lucky break for us, it felt amazing because we came onto the same stage that Led Zeppelin had played. First thing that I did when I went home is watch Led Zeppelin live at the Albert Hall”.
To me Kotzen has released one of his best albums to date and goes a long way into proving once more he is one of the most underrated and greatest and most talented songwriters of this generation.
The album is almost progressive in its nature, keeping the blend of funk and hard rock but also adding some odd time signatures, a bossa-nova segment and also a couple of occasions where you could be tempted to call the sound disco and even a near hip-hip piece too…