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The Y Brothers “rise” to the occasion with new name and new CD

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Popular Calgary blues rock trio the Y Brothers, formerly known as Bluesmyth, are “rising” with their new CD “Rise.”Click here to hear the Y Brothers
The Y Brothers aka bassist/ vocalist Jason Yaholkoski, guitarist/ lead vocalist Chris Yaholkoski and drummer/ vocalsit Celene Yohemas bring out a little bit of funk and a whole lot of groove on their new CD “Rise.”


 It is chock full of big, loud, chunky riffs beginning with the the title track and they get lost in a massive groove on“Crashing Down.”  They are immediately reminiscent of bands like Govt Mule and David Gogo with just a touch of Clutch and quite a bit of ZZ Top thanks to that blues rock groove and thick, Texas style guitar sound and gravelly voice of guitarist/ lead vocalist Chris Yaholkoski.


 They have a more  laid back groove in the middle of the CD on a couple of tracks including the very soulful  “Not the Way the World is.”


They show a more groovy and jazz tinged, more funk powered “Rise (Revisited)” featuring a gorgeous guitar solo. The slower feel continues on“ Til The End” and “ Nothings Going To Change Us.”
 But they pick things up and add some more solid groove on one of the more David Gogo style blues rockers  “Back To You” which features a hot solo as well as a beautiful chordal bass groove.
 They end the CD on a couple of higher notes with another rocker “Blink of an Eye” and another groovy rocker “Puppet on a String” which sounds like a more bluesy Pearl Jam.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
CD: Rise
Band: The Y Brothers
Genre: Blues rock
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