December 18, 2018

Old Riley & The Water: Biting Through

New Orleans based blues rockers Old Riley & The Water play lowdown dirty 12-bar stuff. Their Biting Through EP is a summary of The Band trying to sound like The Stones in their Exile on Main St. phase. Plenty of good-natured trouble, captured on the fly like they are burning midnight oil on a cramped stage in the back a crowded bar. Main man Sean Riley like to muffle and distort his vocals, a smart move to draw attention to his vocals making the audience hanging on each word.

With a funky rhythm section playing catch Biting Through is an optimistic album, with the incurable American plea to believe in the power of self-inflicted change for the better. This naivety can a bit much for folks on the other side of the big pond, but there is nothing with music that can supersede everyday worries.

Old Riley & The Water:
Sean Riley: guitar, vocals
Ray Micarelli: drums
Andrew Landry: bass
Joshua Cook: guitar and vocals on all tracks, tamborine on most
Scott Craver: harmonica on tracks 1, 3, 4, and 5

Biting Through is a self-released album. Buy it from their website.

Tracks:
  1. Howlin' For My Darlin'
  2. Blues Walking
  3. Kind-Hearted Woman
  4. Try And Understand
  5. Biting Through
  6. Trouble
  7. Power To Change

Live dates:
  • 12/21 30°x 90° Club, New Orleans, LA
  • 12/24 House of Blues, New Orleans New Orleans, LA
  • 12/29 House of Blues, New Orleans New Orleans, LA
  • 12/31 House of Blues, New Orleans New Orleans, LA
  • 01/07 Blues Monday, New Orleans, LA
  • 01/14 House of Blues, New Orleans New Orleans, LA
  • 01/18 30°x 90° Club, New Orleans, LA

» oldrileyandthewater.com

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