Whether extolling the virtues of Thunderbird wine, projecting sonic landscapes of the Southwestern desert, serving up delta blues straight, no chaser, or melding The Jaynettes with William Blake, Blue Love Monkey gets you off the musical Interstate to roads less traveled on their first CD - A Crooked Mile.
Solid performances of 4 original songs and unique arrangements of 9 classics by diverse artists such as Fred Neil, Robert Johnson, The Cats and A Fiddle, Roy Acuff and Little Brother Montgomery.
A Crooked Mile re-unites Rick with long time musical partner Willy DeVille, who handled production.
The Blue Love Monkey Band
Jim Bracken - guitar
Bobby Glenn - bass,
John Curtis - drums
Busy McCarroll and Sara K. - vocals
Michael Polera - violin
Jeff Nelson - keys
Willy DeVille - harp, percussion