Re-affirms Roomful of Blues' place in the pantheon of all-time great blues bands, with a wealth of dance-happy grooves, hot-to-trot horn arrangements and stinging guitar work. "A tour-de-force of horn-fired blues. So tight and so right" --Billboard
Dave Howard, vocals and harmonica Chris Vachon, guitar Travis Colby, piano and organ Dimitry Gorodetsky, upright and electric bass Ephraim Lowell, drums Rich Lataille, tenor and alto sa...
Dave Howard, vocals and harmonica Chris Vachon, guitar Travis Colby, piano and organ Dimitry Gorodetsky, upright and electric bass Ephraim Lowell, drums Rich Lataille, tenor and alto sax Bob Enos, trumpet Mark Earley, tenor and baritone sax
Produced & Mixed by Chris Vachon for Easy-Vee Productions. Recorded by Jon Duva at Sonalysts Studios, Waterford, CT. Mastered by Dan Stout & Bruce Iglauer at Colossal Mastering, Chicago, IL. Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec. Photography by Soozie Sundlan at EG Photo Studio, East Greenwich, RI. Alligator logo by Michael Trossman
Mucho Gracias to Mike LeBeau, our trusty and fearless tour manager, and most excellent sound technician for the last 13 years. You Rock!
Special thanks to Katherine, Antonino, and Lydia Earley, Jill, Louis, Jude, Joe and Elizabeth Enos, Beth Vachon, Rhonda LeBeau, Betty Howard, Theresa Kirouac-Little, Bernadette McHugh and Keith Lowell, Michelle Gautreau, Toni Aldieri, Larry and Marilee Colby, Jacob and Tatyana Gorodetsky, Tom Ferraro, Bob Drinkwater, Concerted Efforts, Matti Nevalanian, Steve Farkas, Tony Pinero, all the folks at Alligator Records and as always, all the blues fans the world over.
Raisin’ A Ruckus is dedicated to the memories of Mrs. Eleanor Lataille and Walter Vachon.
A big thanks to our sponsors: Grover Pro Percussion, Silver Fox Drum Sticks, Zildjian Cymbals, Flying Finn Guitars, DR Strings and Allen & Heath.
"Roomful of Blues has spent more that 35 years keeping jump blues, horn-driven swing, and house rockin’ jive alive." - Village Voice
"Masterful combination of jumping, hard-edged blues and R&B…deeply rooted, horn-driven blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and soul…Great musicianship featuring a stellar horn section….utterly hip-shaking." - Boston Magazine
"A tour de force of horn-fired blues. There isn’t a slack moment anywhere…slammin’ jump blues, slow burners, fine grooves…it will be very difficult for any blues act to surpass the overall level of excellence displayed throught. Roomful is so tight and so right." - Billboard