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Rod Hamdallah / Press

“'Think About It' EP on The 20 best and most-anticipated releases of 2014 list.”

“According to his bio, Rod Hamdallah has been playing Atlanta bars and clubs since he was 16, which makes you wonder why it took him so long to come out with his debut EP. The five-song Think About It certainly sounds like something a seasoned veteran would deliver, it’s barreling garage-blues grooves and raucous energy tempered only by Hamdallah’s ability to craft soulful lo-fi hooks that would make Jack White proud. There’s plenty of power in his voice, but more so charisma, which lures you in and draw you smack into the whirlwind center of his dirty blues stomps and juke-joint rockers.”

“Creative Loafing Atlanta's Best of 2011- "BEST LOCAL BLUES ACT" (Critics Pick). "An Atlanta guitar slinger with a swooping pompadour, Rod Hamdallah has swiftly risen through the ranks of Atlanta's die-hard music scene by taking cues from such hometown icons as the late Sean Costello and Donnie McCormick. With a blend of delta blues, electric roots and garage rock girth, Hamdallah has tricked out a sultry sound and presence that's recharging the blues and garage. He's what the old heads who lurk in the shadows at the back of the bar refer to as the real deal, and they ain't lyin'.”

“Anyone who’s heard Rod live—and live is the way he should be heard—talks about the dark lyrics, full-throttle energy and deep swamp passion he puts into his heavy licks. That hard-edged sound has earned him comparisons to Skip James, Captain Beefheart, Charlie Patton, Tom Waits and more recently the White Stripes. He looks the part, too—thick dark pompadour, sideburns, usually dressed in black. -Full interview below in link.”

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