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Big Mama Thornton looked at JJ Cale and said..."We gonna have us a baby.....It's gonna be.....Rootsy, Raw and Real.....and we're gonna call it....THE PENTODES.....The Pentodes combine a love for Roots Music that goes back to the beginnings of Americana Music. This project started to approach American music in a simple and direct way. No frills. Raw and lean. Its bluesy and earthy and still clean singing and playing.
This project was started by a group of what the music business refers to as...."Sidemen".....ie....The guys in the band the crowd sees on the side of the stage and at the back of the stage.....Hired guns so-to-speak.....Musicians that have the ability to play a variety of genres and styles and be able to adapt to a variey of musical situations......That being said.....This band of like-minded individuals came together because of a common love of having the desire to "serve the song"......The initial conversations were based on the concept that "a strong melody and groove were more important than the ability to show how loud and fast you could play.".....The concept of keeping it simple and serving the song with melody and groove were the starting place for each song.....With that concept on the table......The Pentodes were born.
This project is a labor of love and that passion for the songs and genres comes across when you attend a live performance by.....The Pentodes.