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Grooveyard Devils

by Colin John Band

Ferociously entertaining funked-up RnB, the missing link between Albert King and Steve Vai.Like hearing North Mississippi Allstars and Jimi Hendrix at Al Green's Church. Features Buddy Guy's bro Phil. A must for fans of funky, blues-soul-rock-n-roll
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1. For Your Pleasure
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2. What's Wrong
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4:14 album only
3. It Ain't Me
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4:29 album only
4. The Red Rooster
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8:03 album only
5. Hoodoo Voodoo
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4:49 album only
6. That Ain't The Church I Go To
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2:54 album only
7. Here I Am
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8. Sugar Hills
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9:35 album only
9. Undercover
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10. Funky Booty
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11. Miss You
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12. Beer Drinkin Woman
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The Colin John Band "Grooveyard Devils" 70 minutes of music.



12 tracks of "Ferociously entertaining funked-up RnB."-Mojo Magazine



If you like great blues guitar playing, soulful singing AND cool songwriting, then this album is for you. Special guest Buddy Guy's bro Phil featured on several songs.



Here are excerpts from a recent review (January 2003, Rhythm, Art and Groove):



"Colin John is a bona fide triple threat. His guitar playing is freewheeling and intense but firmly grounded in the blues idiom. His singing is full-bodied and soulful. Finally, his songwriting skills are complex and mature. He is such a good guitarist that his playing skills alone make his music worth a listen.

But this guy can sing, too. John delivers his vocals with a passion and intensity hardly matched by most and doubtlessly exceeded by few. Like any good singer, he effortlessly conveys a full range of feeling- from humor to gravitas- making each song a different emotional experience.

And Speaking of songs, Colin John pulls another trick from his mojo bag-some of the most original songs you'll ever hear a bluesman perform. John goes far beyond the expected twelve bar format of traditional blues, blending r & b, funk, jazz, pop and blues into a genre-defying mix that consistently satisfies. Contrary to expectations, the music does not suffer from John's chameleon-like songwriting-if anything the variety reinforces the maturity and complexity of his work.

Anyone who goes to a Colin John gig is in for a great time. I watched these guys play and they are a smoking live act. The band includes Steve Calabria on bass, Chris Queen, organ and Scott Turner, drums. For blues fans and fans of good music, I strongly suggest you check out Colin John and his band. You won't be disappointed."

Ken Froelich



The Colin John Band plays clubs and festivals all over the world. Here are some recent gigs the band has done:



Hawaii- Rhythm and Blues Melee

Hell Blues Festival- Norway

Cork Jazz Festival- Ireland

Terassa Jazz- Spain

Cognac Blues Passions- France

Great British R & B Festival- England

Avignon Blues Festival- France



The Colin John Band loves hearing from music lovers!



To contact them and sign up for the email newsletter, drop them a line @



wherescolin@yahoo.com



To get more info about the band, see where they are playing etc. check out:



www.colinjohnband.com



Thanks for listening and keeping it real.


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Johnny

Highly Recommended!
I decided to buy this cd based on listening to the samples on this site, and I am quite pleased with this purchase. I'll be looking for this band when they make it to the Bay Area. Johns is a competent guitarist who plays tasteful, understated solos throughout. His singing is soulful and unaffected. The arrangements are tight, and the material is the usual blues fare: stories of hard times, relationships gone bad, and hard-drinkin' women. The highlight is the cool rendition of Red Rooster--Special Guest Phil Guy makes it ROCK! Bottom line: Pick up this CD and support this band!

Steve Moody

Great funky blues, smoking guitar, nice singing!
I heard about these guys through a friend, so I listened to the songs on the cdbaby site. Great funky blues with smoking guitar; not your same old blues, very exciting stuff.
The singer(Colin John)has a very good voice and his songwriting is excellent too. Phil Guy is on a few tracks and he smokes as well. I highly recommend this to fans of this music.

Chick Geier

Perfect cd for anytime. LIKE RIGHT NOW!!!!
I enjoy the cd very much. Very bluesy and soulful. I will buy more of The Colin John Band.

GREGORY RICHARDS

FRESH BLUES SOUND ON SOME FAMILAR TUNES
GENIUS IS RELAVENT TO WHAT ONES DOING BEST AND THIS MAN PLAYS THE BLUES!!!!!
WITH A VOICE LIKE HIS STEVE MILLER WATCH OUT, THE CATCHY LICKS SEEM TO BE COMING ALONG MORE AND MORE.
PEACE,
Greg

Susie Jackson

Awesome funky blues rock!
Anyone who likes hard edged funky blues rock will love this disc. I bought it at a show recently and when I listened to it in the car on the way home, it was just as good as their live show.
Colin is one of the best guitarists in this genre and I would compare his chops and tone on this cd to other players like Luther Dickinson, Chris Duarte and Warren Haynes.The songwriting is good stuff too-some of the lyrics are kinda naughty, but hey, it's the blues!
Highly recommended!

Ezriderpgh

Excellent, fun music, big hit with everyone I played it for!
I absolutely luv it! I heard a tune from it on local NPR and had to have it for that one snog....glad I got it because all the tracks are good. Hoping to see them live soon. Come to Pittsburgh, blues are doing well here, lots of venues.

Dave Bennett Wigan England

Colin Said I Would Enjoy It
After listening to Colin for around ten years off and on,I would say this is the best album so far from one the worlds great blues players. I got it from him signed in Cork and was not disappointed.I think track 9 Undercover is fantastic.

deborah smith

u guys are great, i love ur muzik....
This was so good, i could not keep it to myself., so my friends overseas are going to hear it now, i have sent this to Iraq.,keep on rocking.....love your work..thank you,,deborah

Paul White

A true musical TREAT!
I'm a "newbie" to the Colin John Band. I just hope you guys keep doing great stuff like this as I plan on being and "oldie" when it comes to being a longtime fan. This album cooks with great guitar work and lyrics that fit our modern blues / rock culture. I totally dig it!

greg

GOOD TO THE LAST BITING LICK
I BROUGHT THIS CD TO JIM THOPE AND RODE MY MOUNTAIN BIKE TIL I WAS BLOODY.
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