Contemporary [CD]

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

Contemporary [CD]

Celebrates the band's ability to use tough blues and raucous roadhouse rock as jumping off points for exhilarating new roots music. It's chock-full of originals that combine savvy songwriting, instrumental prowess and perpetual grooves into a distinctively modern blues sound, highlighted by the epic title track, a dizzying, Zappa-esque mash of Chicago blues, uptown funk, balls-out rocking and muscular rapping.  "Hugely entertaining, intelligently conceived and executed roots rock with a wickedly cool and otherworldly twist on tradition. Estrin’s harp work is masterful" —Living Blues   

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1. I'm Running 4:06
2. Resentment File 5:19
3. Contemporary 4:55
4. She Nuts Up 4:20
5. New Shape (Remembering Junior Parker) 4:42
6. House Of Grease 5:31
7. Root Of All Evil 4:12
8. The Main Event 4:25
9. Cupcakin' 4:06
10. New Year's Eve 3:35
11. Nothing But Love 3:03
12. Bo Dee's Bounce 2:39

All songs by Rick Estrin, Locked In Music, BMI except as shown

Rick Estrin: Lead Vocals, Harmonica
Lorenzo Farrell: Organ and Piano
Kid Andersen: Guitar, Bass (1), Upright Bass (4,7,11,12), Percussion (2,7), Moog, Synths and Drum Machine (3), Background Vocals (2,3,5), Sound Effects (1)
Derrick D’Mar Martin: Drums (2,3,5,6,7,9), Background Vocals (2,5), Percussion (7,10), Rap (3)

Alex Pettersen: Drums (1,3,4,8,10,11,12)
Quantae Johnson: Bass (2,3,5,6,8,9,10), Background vocals (2,5)
Lisa Leuschner Andersen: Background Vocals (3)
Jim Pugh: Organ (6)
The Sons Of The Soul Revivers: James, Walter and Dwayne Morgan Background Vocals (2,7)

Produced by Kid Andersen and Rick Estrin
Recorded and mixed by Kid Andersen at Greaseland Studio, Santa Cruz, CA
Assistant engineer: Robby Yamilov
Mastered by Collin Jordan and Bruce Iglauer at The Boiler Room, Chicago, IL
Photos by Rachel Kumar
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec

Rick sends special thanks to Leslie "Bo Dee" Hagins, Chris Wagner, and to Bruce Iglauer and the entire heroic staff of Alligator Records.

Lorenzo sends special thanks to Erin Farrell, Bev and David Farrell.

Kid sends special thanks to Lisa Leuschner Andersen and family, Quique Gomez, Nic Clark, and the Lund Andersen family in Norway.

D’mar sends special thanks to Sylvia Martin, Michael Martin, Nicholas Martin and Patrick Martin for their unending support and inspiration.

Rick Estrin plays Hohner Marine Band Harmonicas customized by Joe Filisko and Hohner Chromatic Harmonicas customized by Steve Malerbi. Rick uses Lone Wolf pedals, and mics by Dennis Gruenling, Mark Overman and Greg Heumann.

Kid Andersen uses ThroBak Pickups, pedals and strings, Grez guitars and Vero amplifiers.

Booking: Blue Mountain Artists (704) 525-1559;