June 09, 2015

Burnside & Hooker: All The Way To The Devil

Naming your band after two legendary blues men is a bold move. Chicago based sextet Burnside & Hooker sound a lot more cheerful than those towering giants and they are not above stepping all over the 12-bar mantra by inserting jazz, music hall and even a bit of country.

Despite relying on acoustic instruments, including a viola and cello, the band can play get really loud - they have to in order to keep up with powerful vocal delivery of lead singer Rachel Bonacquisti. This is a band that can't wait to hit the road and break the mold of dreary everyday hassles - mostly relationships that go nowhere fast. Recommended if you like The Levellers and The Walkabouts.

Burnside & Hooker:
Rachel Bonacquisti: lead vocals & ukulele
Diana Mayne: viola, piano, & backing vocals
Ted Graham: cello
Michael Vogus: guitar & backing vocals
Ken Fuller: upright bass & backing vocals
Vuck: drums, percussion, & backing vocals

All The Way To The Devil is a self-released album. Buy it from the band's website.

Tracks:
  1. All The Way To The Devil
  2. The Graveyard
  3. Someday (Gonna Leave This Town)
  4. Bad Guy
  5. Iago
  6. Aodhan's Song
  7. Momma Said
  8. 7 Day Reel
  9. Rivets
  10. Mistaken
  11. Meridian Road
  12. Red Betty
  13. Mistaken Reprise
  14. Goodbye, Louisiana

Live dates:
  • 06/13 RibFest (North Stage), Chicago, IL
  • 06/16 Live From Studio 10 - Vocalo Radio 91.1FM, Chicago, IL
  • 07/30 Elbo Room (w/ The Smoking Popes and Swizzle Tree), Chicago, IL
  • 08/08 Hot Dog Fest @ Chicago History Museum Chicago, IL
  • 08/15 LobsterFest @ Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, Chicago, IL

» burnsideandhooker.com

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