"Previous Engagments" is the third Paul Speidel Band "Archive" CD, completing a series of recordings which follows the creative development of the band from demos and debut shows in the early 90's through the release of their first studio CD in 2004. This installment features the Jazzy side of the Band, mixed in with Swingin' Blues and R&B Funk grooves--much of it recorded during an 8-year residency at the historic Cambridge, MA music spot, The Plough & Stars. These digitally-remastered tracks put you right inside the club during this time in the band's artistic development. Collect all three Archive CDs and follow this unique musical story line through the familiar sounds of Amercian roots styles!
"Led by sizzling electric blues guitarist Speidel, this ensemble takes the stage...with a melding of blues, rock, jazz and Latin flavors."
--Boston Magazine's "Go-To Guide"
"Paul Speidel plays a mean guitar and is supported by an excellent rhythm section."
--Gary Schwind, Rockin' World
"Bright, upbeat...well thought out Blues"
--Bob Pomeroy, Ink19
"There is something here for everyone. This is not just another blues bar band jamming...You can hear the passion in his guitar, while still feeling the fun of the music."
--Tim Hamm, JazzReveiw.com
"Fine, fine guitar playing...If you get the chance to see Paul do it live, go for it, it would be an amazing show."
--Chris Lonsberry, Independent Music Site
"Red-Hot Blues From Paul Speidel Band"
--Ed Symkus, Metrowest Daily News