Sounds Like: Elmore James The King of the Slide Guitar, FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, James Cotton, BB King, Howlin' Wolf
Bio: BLUES WITH A 'TUDE
In 2006, the Juke Hounds were drawn together by a shared attitude about the world. A Midwestern grit that made each of them relate to the blues in the first place -- and then to each other.
The Juke Hounds play the ”blues with a feeling” all right. But that feeling is not the...See Full Bio
“Kicking off with “I Drive”, which features a riff reminiscent of an updated, angular, more frazzled “Smokestack Lightnin’”, Gardner sings with real venom: “Backseat drivers give me lip, I ain’t going to take their shit, because it’s my life, my way, I drive.” The attitude in both the lyrics and the aggressive attack of the musicians reflects the grit and power that is found throughout Bluesitude. But this is also a band that understands light and shade. When Kormanik steps up for his harmonica solo in “I Drive”, the band slips into a gentler, funky, backing rhythm before Kormanik, Barber and Dominick drop out entirely, leaving Smallwood’s drums and Gardner’s solo guitar. Gardner pulls out a powerfully melodic solo while the musicians re-enter gradually to help build the tension and momentum of an impressive song. This is a relatively short album... But it packs a powerful punch. On the evidence of Bluesitude, The Juke Hounds must be a magnetic presence on s”