The BlueCats / Press

“2012 sees the release of 4 piece blues band “The BlueCats” latest CD entitled “Earthquake Mama”.... (their sound is) slick and accomplished ...It is raw and rocking with all the classic ingredients of the staple blues standards wrapped up in original tunes. ... the cats constantly deliver song after song of pure unadulterated rocking blues.”

“This music is comparable to Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters and the legendary Buddy Guy" "...Catchy-poppy musical craftsmanship and brilliant creativity" "The CD (is) intoxicating. Some songs go down like fine cognac while others – well more like white lightning.”

“Battelle is no slouch on the harp...dishing out scales that will make your head spin." "There's something truly infectious at the core of these artists that simply makes us feel good when we listen to them...a male singer with a tongue and cheek mystique of say a Dr. John, Randy Newman, John Prine and even B.B King.”

“...a timeless musical journey that I would describe as invigorating and all thing blues...fantastic and high octane moments...Kudos goes out to the amazing Harmonica skills by Tony Battelle – wow!”

“WARNING - If you listen to this CD you run the risk of falling in love with the music of The BlueCats.”

“It’s a rock steady high-octane record that delivers solid songwriting, amazing playing and let it all hang-out swagger.”

“...The most impressive thing about Earthquake Mama is the impressive vocal persona from Tony Battelle. His harmonica skills are to die for and his vocal delivery is spot on...A solid and highly entertaining CD from start to finish.”

“...They’re upbeat, powerful and lively, but with some serious chops underpinning their sound..., they’re impossible to resist.”