Keys and Chords: Review

Keys and Chords: Review

Category : REVIEWS

“Vintage 70’s southern blues rock that sweeps through your body and mind. Intelligent compositions, sharp guitars and organic vocals create Otis’ original sound. One advice: LISTEN!”

-Translated-

OTIS: EYES OF THE SUN
19/10/2017

From the deep south of Kentucky, smoky fumes of blues and rock emit. The four of Otis swears at vintage guitars (including Gibson Les Paul from 1970 or a Gibson LG-2 acoustic from 1940). Even bass guitar and drums belong to the retro age, the seventies. Inspiration and learning school performed on the blues of Muddy Waters, The Allman Brothers. You also hear some British influences (Led Zeppelin, T2), ZZTop and Southern Rock from the neighbors Alabama.

Otis, however, creates his own sound with the guitar virtuoso Boone Froggett and Steve Jewell, and beautiful short bass intervals by John Seeley on his Fender in 1972. Compose that perfectly in a steam bowl with a Jack Daniels for your nose. Too bad organic intros to seduce you in the blues rock of old times. Boone Froggett uses his pure rage in the vocals. My favorites: ‘Turn To Stone’ slowly drives the notenzee and gains more body and feel. All the way back to the roots with ‘Relief In C’: you’ll see the vast cotton fields or the campfire in an instrumental acoustic performance on slide and mandolin.

Live, you can only hear the beloved gentlemen in their natural habitat: Kentucky, Tennessee, .. The forum for bluesrock is rather limited in Europe. But again: the best guitarists come from the south! Waiting to meet you in Europe!

Line up:
Boone Froggett (Vocals, Guitars)
Steve Jewell (Guitars)
John Seely (Bass)
Andrew Gilpin (Drums)
Marino Serdons (4)

Vintage s’70 southern blues rock that sweeps through your body and mind. Intelligent compositions, sharp guitars and organic vocals create Otis’ original sound.

One advice: LISTEN!