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Chris Puente (Old Bridge Rhythm Band) / Press

“The roots band of our dreams: They play beautiful, sometimes haunting “old-timey” songs with a young, fun twist. Between lead singer Chris Puente’s moody vocals and the two incredibly talented (and incredibly beautiful) ladies playing washtub bass and the musical saw. An incredible show you won’t see anywhere else.”

“YOU HAVE TO HEAR HER! It is too wild, and beautiful! Driving, grinding, time traveling blues lyrics out of some Louisiana juke joint alter ego that enters his throat when he begins to sing... all while (Erin) begins to make a saw whine and sing like Sirens from deep down in a place that makes you instantly think that this is something so cool that it is ahead of its time”

The Navasota Current

“You’ll never forget this music”

Village Cafe/ Art979 Gallery

“A "roots" band... not "roots rock"... they do REAL ROOTS MUSIC..."The Grapes of Wrath", or a blues bar in the backwaters of the French Quarter in New Orleans pre-Katrina... or in a hobo camp in the Thirties...could've been the 1890s, the 1930s, the Fifties, or last night... ”

Mick Darwin

“These guys are different - You don't want to miss this show”

The Logon Cafe

“They dress really nice for starters, definitely trying to tap into a different vibe than a lot of the younger bluegrass kids who try to dress all Millennial while sounding Appalachian. Puente’s songbook consists of mostly of songs from the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack and other accepted Dust Bowl era songs. Surprisingly, they also throw in Johnny Cash and Gillian Welch covers too for a slightly more modern sound. The folks at the show last night were there for Amy Goodman but adding Puente to the bill definitely helped to establish an artistic connection to the New Deal era that Goodman spoke so eloquently about during her lecture.”

Kellt Minnis - 979represent.com

“Old Timey music to life with the added presence of Wash Tub bass, Violin, Saw and an eclectic Percussion mix that is best described as "New Orleans meets San Francisco".”

Strevo Schlemmer (Program Directer) - KEOS 89.1 FM

“Chris Puente (Guitars), with the help of other roots music musicians, use simple percussion with strong syncopated rhythms, to take audiences on a tour of Myth and Legends, of the Snake Oil Salesmen, the Carpet Bagger, the Carnie, the Revival, The Old West and Old Ways of years past, a tour of Olde Music, Roots Music, of Traditional Americana.”

"I would definitely call it Delta Blues."

Edison Freeman (Recording Engineer, Musician)

““I would like to introduce you to Chris Puente. Chris is a fun, entertaining and dynamic performer. He is very original and insightful. I have known Chris and seen him perform for several years and he just keeps getting better. He would be a great fit in any music program.” ”

Graham Warwick(Blues Man, Booking Agent)

““Hints of ragtime and swing co-mingle in a solid folk rock blues sauce to serve up a distinct and tasty dish we call “Progressive Americana a la Puente” ”

Victoria Winters (Writer, Artist)

“I just sent you a selected message for the Sonicbids Spotlight (yay!) and I loved your songs so much... ”

Aimee (spotlights@sonicbids.com)