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Sounds Like: Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer Trio, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Clark Jr, Joe Bonamassa
Bio: Hobbs Magarét and Patrick Pearsall recognized the musical chemistry instantly. Hobbs, a Texas Panhandle guitar player, and Patrick, a left-handed Seattle-raised bassist, immediately added Central Oregon native and drum set phenom, Kaleb Kelleher, to the team and went to work reinventing blues roc...See Full Bio
“First of all, Magaret’s technical ability on the guitar is unassailable. The native Texan is a six-string wizard, able to rip through timeless bluesy solos, but with a pop sensibility that sounds plucked from the most sparkling corner of the cosmos. As for the songs that, in his words, just pass through Magaret: There are eight of them on the new self-titled Hobbs The Band album, and they’re good. Really good. Magaret and his band — bassist Pat Pearsall and drummer Kaleb Kelleher — are brash and muscular when they want to be, tender and emotionally raw when called for. The result is a bracing brand of blues that takes the genre’s traditional sound and updates it for the 21st century, injecting a healthy dose of smirk and sense of humor. The band calls it “post-industrial blues rock,” a play on their practice space in an industrial section of Sisters. That’s pretty good; I’d try to work the words “soaring,” “psychedelic” and “swagger” in there, too.”