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"All the way from Kalamazoo, MI, Combat Corduroy working it's way into the ears and minds of the music culture. From the beginning of the band, through the growth, to the present, Combat Corduroy has been and will continue to play the best damn tunes this side of the Mississippi. The band consists of lead singer/guitarist Logan Castle, trained in blues and birthed in rock, bassist Brandon Jennings, funk with a sultry taste of classical cello, lead guitar Andrew Watkins, Metallica meets Phish, and on drums Jon Petro, the reincarnation of John Bonham." - The CHICAGOER
Combat Corduroy has a lot of fight in them, but they never fight dirty. Having won the local performance competition “Blood, Sweat & Tears” organized by the guys in Kinetic Affect this past summer, this four-piece pop-rock band proved their broad appeal with plenty of clean and catchy hooks. Their new album starts off simply, getting the party going with the bluesy licks and jammy grooves of “Good Times” before showing off their wider range of influences. Lead guitarist Andrew Watkins draws most of the spotlight with his frequently flashy solos (expertly captured in the studio here), but it’s vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Logan Castle’s heart at the center of these songs, and bassist Brandon Jennings and drummer Jon Petro rhythms, that’ll pull people in. Listen now at reverbnation.com/combatcorduroy
Review by Eric Mitts
There's a rumor that our friends Combat Corduroy will open for the Black Crowes at the Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on Sunday, July 27! The show is for ages 16 and up. Tickets are $35 in advance, $38 on the day of the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Also playing: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Don't ask where I hear these things . . . I just do.
“Blood, Sweat and Tears is a competition primarily for hip hop entertainers. After Rounds of auditions eight performers competed in preliminary rounds.... Now it's time for the finals. The final four will go head-to-head...An underground rapper faces off with a hip-hop duo, a pop-rock band (Combat Corduroy), and an urban dance crew.” Kathy Jennings - Southwest Michigan's Second Wave
“Every month, four artists displayed their talents and the top act moved on to the finals. The top four - .....Combat Corduroy.....” John Liberty - Kalamazoo Gazette