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The Heavy Chevy Band doesn't just bring the one-two-three punch of Darcy Lee's award-winning volcanic vocals, Janie Smith's screaming sax, and Brian Chevalier's electric and slide guitars to the audience. These front-line experienced musicians connect with music, humor and personal experience, interacting with the crowd while featuring an encyclopedic span of blues genres - soul, hip-grinding Chicago-style, Motown funk, delta-blues, '70s blues-rock, bluegrass, Mississippi hill-stomp and zydeco. This style of music combined with an artist-audience connection infuses the listener with emotion, passion and musical education, drawing the audience into the Heavy Chevy experience. Michael Axel Fleming and Tom Martin comprise the live act's rhythm section with a fatback groove, deep and thick and butt-wagging, keeping the music and the dancers jumping at every show.
After two-plus years and over 300 gigs (including professional jams, benefits and private functions), Heavy Chevy's emotional, blues-genre-spanning album of new songs delivers some Motown-funk meets Mississippi-Hillstomp bleeding into soul-searing torch-tune house-rockers with Darcy Lee's voice sounding like Etta James channeling Adele and Aretha Franklin, backed by Chevalier's guitar-licking sounds of Albert Collins mixed with Stevie Ray, Keith Richards and slide-master Hound Dog Taylor, topped by Janie Smith's overwhelming saxophone presence that stabs your heart, sweeps you up and carries you off with celebration. Heavy Chevy delivers new old-school music with love and intensity.