Sample Track Here: Olentangy John-Angry Little Town
Storehouse is the improvising blues ensemble gathered around UK / New Zealand guitarist Tom Rodwell, “Sheffield’s answer to Lightnin’ Hopkins,” according to the NME. Built on Rodwell’s bassy electric guitar and stomping foot, their sound is purposefully austere, but full of enough suggestive rhythms and audacious rearrangements to make brain surgeons do the limbo and wheelchair users to shake it, in ruined Swiss castles to smoky cellars in Ogden, Utah, playing over 700 shows since 2003. The band head down unusual alleys – slave chanteys, calypso smut, street preacher rave, vivid female blues from singer Coco – but there’s a spontaneous spirit that marks them as that rare beast – living blues not weighed down by either cliche or puritanism. If you imagined a subgenre of world music that evolved parallel to rock and roll, but that retained blues intimacy, improvisation and sense of social function (dance rhythms) you might conjure up Storehouse. Returning to LA for the fourth time, their new album “Live Humble” is due soon from Fireplace Recordings.
Sample Track Here: Tom Rodwell-07 Bang Bang Lulu
McDougall is a noble little grizzly with precious old timey wisdom. His songs of travel, discovery, and perseverance will purify your every day lifestyle and ring adventure when driving home from another day at the office. As the bush bearded road wrenched McDougall quietly sits down at his humble set up of kick drum, high hat, harmonica and simple stringed instruments, the fans making up his growing national following begin taking turns shouting “McDougall!” His toe tapping, punk infused old time songs bring fury to the dance floor, and poetry to your record player. Don’t fight it…this is the way.
Sample Track Here: McDougall-18 Days of Rain