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Everything about Only Living Boy (Hackettstown, NJ) suggests that they craft their music to hit listeners with the blunt force trauma of a Mac truck. Calling them a power trio would be an understatement. While most bands use the blender analogy to describe their sounds, Only Living Boy treats it more like a rock and roll stew. All of the ingredients are front and center and each one helps to contribute to a delicious musical treat. Frontman Joe Cirotti slings his Fender Stratocaster over his shoulder in a pose reminiscent of many of the greats who have made the Strat their instrument of choice. Whether it be the ferocity of Jimi Hendrix, the blues of Stevie Ray Vaughn or the soul of Jeff Buckley, he immediately portrays “the look.” Alongside bassist Eric Curley, whose bass playing is a intricate as John Entwistle and as heavy as Cliff Burton, and drummer Trevor Newcomb, who channels all the fiercest drummers from Bonham to Lee, there’s nothing that any true rock and roller wouldn’t love about this band.
As POP-BREAK recently put it, "Only Living Boy might be named after a Paul Simon song, but this band will not be politely strumming their guitars about the sounds of silence — they will be breaking a bottle of whiskey over your head and melting your face off with pure rock fury."