PLAINFIELD SLIM and The Groundhawgs
From Plainfield, New Jersey - Somewhere in between Hound Dog Taylor and Elmore James lies Plainfield Slim's music. A very very raw and nasty blues that rocks with every song from beginning to end. Produced by Gar Francis (the Doughboys "Black Sheep" fame). With a megaphone style vocal delivery and a slide guitar that slices through the Blues like a hot knife through butter, Plainfield Slim has no problem getting our attention, and holding on to it. Plainfield Slim "delivers a smoking Blues. Built on a wasp's nest of slide guitar, and Francis, .... is razor sharp. And the other elder whom Slim openly emulates is Chicago slide great Elmore James a good job capturing the sweaty spiritig high-energy/low down blues" - RA Vintage Guitar Magazine.
BLIND LEMON PLEDGE
Blind Lemon Pledge is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who plays a combination of blues classics, re-imagined rock/pop standards and crowd-pleasing originals. His sound has been described as "Muddy Waters meets Hoagy Carmichael meets Bob Dylan meets Randy Newman." Since 2008, he has released four critically acclaimed albums with international airplay and rave reviews. He both records solo albums and leads an eponymously named acoustic string band playing all over the Bay Area. This March he will be releasing his fifth solo album.
As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, his albums are sophisticated and layered with Pledge supplying most of the instrumentation himself. His last album "Evangeline" was hailed as an "acoustic blues masterpiece". He is known for his eclectic and diverse styles and themes, with music ranging from hard core blues to jump jive to salsa to blues rock and more. His new album is being released in March 2014 and promises to bring his unique musical vision to a whole new audience.
PAULA BOGGS BAND
Starbucks refugee Boggs and band traverse jazz, world, rock, Americana and Blues with "Miss Ruby Kirby Blues". They released debut CD "A Buddha State of Mind" in 2010 and album "Carnival of Miracles," produced by Grammy-winning Trina Shoemaker in March 2015. Their sound is "soulgrass," it's always about "the message" and the band performs nationally.
The band's Music Videos have been featured on Season 4 of the Bongo Boy Rock n' Roll TV Presents Indie Music Videos From The World show series S4:E1055 "Carnival Of Miracles and S4:E1069 "Look Straight Ahead".
BIG BONE DADDY
From the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania come Big Bone Daddy.
Fronted by Bill DeHart that started out as a drummer and trumpet player and fell in love with live music back in 1967. Started guitar lessons in 1968. He joined the band "Oasis" and soon had his own group "Dee Hart." They cut their first album "Some of us are losers" in 1979, and toured Northeast US & Canada for the next 16 years! In 1982 they took second place and won a spot on the Lehigh Valley's Miller Hi-life "Rock to Riches" album. The next year the band released a 45 rpm record, "Jolain Jolain". Now Bill is whipping Big Bone Daddy into shape with his smoking guitar work. We are stoked to have 2 songs on this release Backroom Blues Volume One. "Promised Land" and "All I Got To Say".
Inspired by Bo Didley, Howlin Wolf, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash and Johnson Vin Matteo brings us 2 exclusive Blues tracks " Rat Race" and "Inside My Head", Vin was born in Jersey City, NJ to Italian immigrants and was exposed to the traditional Italian music and guitar by his father. The decision was made to get a guitar for Vincent and send him for lessons at St Johns church in Dunellen NJ. Early on the teacher was impressed with Vincent's immediate rhythmic ability and praised him as a natural. But a rambunctious young Vinnie was soon exited from the class for his routine interruptions and wild guitar playing.. so was the first derailment of his musical studies. We are delighted to have Vin Matteo's brand new Blues songs on Backroom Blues Volume One.
From Chicago, IL KickBend and their Chicagoland Blues - Rock song "Gone" which is all about the band letting off steam on a Friday night.
What sets KickBend apart from most bands is that they don't try to sound like the latest fad. They draw upon their musical sensibilities to create honest and moving songs. KickBend's song "Spin" a Garage Rock/ 60's inspired recording is on Bongo Boy Records Out Of The Garage Volume One. This Chicago band records in many different genres and they do it well as you may have noticed.
KIMON & THE PROPHETS
New York City born Kimon Katafigiotis (pronounced "kee-mon"), although an accomplished blues and rock guitarist, distinguishes himself as a dynamic performer through rebellious energy in the original spirit of rock and roll. In the studio, Kimon attempts to shed light on the inequities of our times, and along the way singing and performing what's on his mind. In the words of the Tri-City News, "he knows exactly what he wants his songs to say... his straight forward, muscular lyrics speak for themselves."
ROADHOUSE SONS feat Trevor Sewell
From The UK comes Blues guitarist Trevor Sewell- Roadhouse Sons feat Trevor Sewell and his song Roadhouse Songs is the theme song for audio books the Roadhouse Sons Dangerous gambles by J.H Sanderson. A fresh approach to the Blues - Described by Stuart Epps (Led Zep, Elton John) as a brilliant musician with a fresh approached to the Blues. The Hollywood Music Media Award winning Guitarist has since gained a prestigious British Blues Award, fresh nominations in Hollywood and a No.1 on the American Blues Scene Chart. Our thanks go to Mia Moravis (Bongo Boy Records Out Of The Garage Volume One - Rage Of Angels) for introducing Trevor to Bongo Boy Records and getting him onboard with this compilation release.