November 23, 2008

The Bridge: Blind Man's Hill

What's new in Baltimore? Well, for one thing The Bridge have released their fourth album Blind Man's Hill, a more traditional follow-up of their self-titled debut. A bit more blues oriented they have dumped the beat boxing, which they still use on occasion during their live shows.

Blind Man's Hill is the kind of album that will feels at home in a bar where the clientele wears checkered shirts and denim. Patrick Rainey's sax serves as a comfy blanket across most of the tracks, and Mark Browne throws in his skills on keys channeling Nicky Hopkins. Recommended if you like The Band, the Scarecrow Collection and Steve Miller.

The Bridge:
Cris Jacobs: guitar, vocals
Kenny Liner: mandolin, vocal percussion
Dave Markowitz: bass, vocals
Patrick Rainey: alto, tenor and baritone saxophones
Mike Gambone: drums
Mark Brown: keys

The Bridge: Blind Man's Hill

Blind Man's Hill is released on Hyena Records.

  1. Honey Bee
  2. Let Me Off This Train
  3. Old White Lightning 95
  4. Dirtball Blues
  5. Devil On Me
  6. Bury My Bones In Baltimore
  7. Poison Wine
  8. Born Ramblin'
  9. Diggin' In The Cold Ground
  10. In Dreams
  11. Heavy Water
  12. Lasting Hymn
Live dates:
  • 12/04 The Double Door Inn, Charlotte, NC
  • 12/05 The Pour House, Charleston, SC
  • 12/06 Berkley Cafe, Raleigh, NC
  • 12/26 The Birchmere Bandstand. Alexandria, VA
  • 12/27 World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
  • 12/28 The National, Richmond, VA (w/ Dark Star Orchestra)
  • 12/29 The Norva, Norfolk, VA (w/ Dark Star Orchestra)
  • 12/31 Sheraton Center City Ballroom, Baltimore, MD (w/ Rebirth Brass Band)
  • 01/22 Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 01/23 The V Club, Huntington, WV
  • 01/24 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown, WV
  • 01/28 The Lantern, Blacksburg, VA
  • 01/29 Boone Saloon, Boone, NC
  • 01/30 Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
  • 01/31 Mellow Mushroom, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • 02/05 The Continental, Houston, TX
  • 02/06 House Of Blues, Dallas, TX
  • 02/07 Stubb's BBQ, Austin, TX
  • 02/10 Winston's, San Diego, CA
  • 02/11 The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
  • 02/13 The Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastapol, CA
  • 02/14 Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
  • 02/18 WOW Hall, Eugene, OR
  • 02/19 The Goodfoot, Portland, OR
  • 02/22 John's Alley, Moscow, ID
  • 02/23 Top Hat, Missoula, MT
  • 02/27 Quixote's, Denver, CO
  • 02/28 B Side Lounge, Boulder, CO


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