Get down with Steve Hurl's rootsy-bluesy side, inspired by many flavors of American blues music. New Orleans swamp-rock, classic boogie-woogie, folk, Memphis rock & roll, and a playful use of everything from calypso to country are stirred into the band's blue stew.
Bruce alternately pounds and glides over the piano keys. He's been playing blues and boogie piano for over 3 decades. His musical heroes include Prof. Longhair, Otis Spann and Jimmy Yancey. Steve bends the guitar strings a little harder and sings with a little more pepper than your average folkie.
In early 2004, the band released its first studio-recorded CD, Bumpity Bump, a diverse collection of original blues and roots-rock tunes (along with a couple of traditional blues numbers). They kept a live feel throughout, because much of it was actually recorded in real time. Editing was kept to a minimum, and none of that "pitch correction" software was used on the vocals.
On stage, Juba adds many a re-arranged R&B classic to their sets. "People listen, people dance."
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