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."
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
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