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Blues: Electric Blues Moods: Featuring Guitar Blues: Blues-Rock Blues: West Coast Blues

By Location
United States - South Carolina

Elliott And The Untouchables

From the first note to the last note, Elliott and the Untouchables deliver deep blues drenched with raw emotion. From gritty Chicago boogie to swampy Delta blues to Texas shuffles to West Coast jumpin' blues. Every aspect of the blues. The Untouchables serve up thick guitar tones, a smokin’ horn section, and sizzlin' keys on top of a red-hot rhythm section. Powerful music soaked with energy and soul.

The band has taken their high-energy show to clubs and festivals across the US including the House of Blues, Indiana's Bean Blossom Blues Festival, The Cape Fear Blues Festival, The Charleston Blues Bash, Asheville NC's Bele Chere Festival, the 3 Rivers Music Festival in Columbia, SC, and on Memphis' Beale Street at the Crossroads Music Festival.

The Untouchables traveled to Ireland, opening for music legend Van Morrison at the Monaghan Rhythm & Blues Festival and performed at the Blackstairs Blues Festival in Enniscorthy. Other international appearances include return engagements at the Tremblant International Blues Festival in Quebec, Canada. The band has released five CD's on BluePoint Records.

Their last release, "Voodoo Stew" has received great reviews, airplay, and international acclaim including a nomination as Best Self-Produced CD in the International Blues Challenge. Previous releases, "Smokin' the Blues", "Both Ends Burnin'", "Danger Zone", and "Last Meal" have been top sellers for the BluePoint label.

Here's what folks had to say about Elliott & The Untouchables:

"Bandleader Elliott New is a pleasure to listen to... the horns are super-fine. These guys aren't messing around."
Blues Revue Magazine

"Elliott and the Untouchables breeze in like a breath of fresh air. Sure of touch and swinging like mad, Elliott New's hollow-body Gibson will have you jiving around the furniture."
Juke Blues Magazine, London, England

"Classic old-school sax tone and a ripping trumpet. Every guitar lick played just right, oozing with Soul. Deep pocket drums and bass, brilliantly played. A definite must see band."
Real Blues Magazine

"This veteran outfit makes all the right moves, navigating swing, jump blues and plain low-down and dirty with grace and chops."
Blues Access Magazine

"An impressing horn section - good original roots music. Undoubtedly deserves attention. GREAT!"
Vicente Zumel, Radio PICA Barcelona, Spain

"Even having witnessed these lads perform with such stage presence in their home country, I did not expect them to overwhelm our festival audiences with such sheer playing power. We're looking forward to having Elliott and the Untouchables back again next year."
Somhairle Mac Conghail, Festival Organizer, Monaghan Ireland Jazz & Blues Festival

"Classic old-school sax tone and a ripping trumpet. Every guitar lick played just right, oozing with Soul. Deep pocket drums and bass, brilliantly played. A definite must see band."
Real Blues Magazine

"Elliott New is a fine songwriter, bringing forth clever originals."
All Music Guide

"This is one hot, tight band! Killer guitar tone!"
The Inland Empire Blues Society, Spokane, WA