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Rue Boogaloo / Press

"...smack dab in the middle of where Jimmy Reed, R.L. Burnside and the Meters would all crash and smash."

“Original blues flows for Rue Boogaloo - When it comes to making music, blues guitarist and singer Marty Christian likes to let it flow. There's no playlist, no schedule. Just pick up the instruments and follow the inspiration. The free-flowing blues shines through on the self-titled, debut CD of Rue Boogaloo. The disc contains 10 original songs, all written by Christian, along with music from some of Lafayette's most experienced and well-traveled musicians. Drummer Frank Kincel, who has performed and recorded with The Bluerunners, has deep jazz roots. Besides playing with Fats Domino, Snooks Eaglin and other greats, Lee Allen Zeno is a longtime bassist with the Grammy- and Grammy-winning band, Buckwheat Zydeco.”

“Featuring seasoned local musicians Marty Christian (guitar, vocals), Frank Kincel (drums), Lee Zeno (bass) and Cornett (harmonica), Rue Boogaloo mines the classic blues sounds of the Delta, Texas and Chicago, adding enough of a funky South Louisiana feel to make the record at once local, universal and quintessentially accessible. The musicianship is top-notch. Christian’s twanging, nimble guitar licks play perfectly off Cornett’s wailing harp. Kincel and Zeno, meanwhile, lay down a rhythmic foundation worthy of a brick house.”

"If you’re a blues lover, this CD is a must have for your blues collection. “Rue Boogaloo” is ten tracks of some of the best blues I’ve heard in a while. They cover it all!"

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