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Twisters come out swinging and hit a home run

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Whitehorse/ Vancouver blues band The Twisters are among my favourite bands on the Northern Blues label. So I was pleased to not only receive their new CD, “Come Out Swinging” but to hear they’ve branched out musically.alt

There is quite a bit of rockabilly, a lot of swing, a couple straight up blues numbers  like ‘Dirty Boy Blues,’  which sounds a little bit like a song from David Holt (Storyville). There is even a  really cool gospel rave-up “Party’s Going On.”

“Long Overdue,” has a really cool horn section behind it, which would not be out of place on a CD from fellow Northern Blues artist, J.W Jones.

The Twisters come out swinging rockabilly style on “Doghouse.” A a jazzy blues feel comes out on “I Guess that I Was Wrong.”

They even play  a bit of reggae on ‘Take My Own Advice,’ which is one  of several numbers featuring some sweet and soulful harp playing.

Kiko is definitely an upbeat highlight featuring more peppy harp playing plus some sweet jazz tinged soloing. Throughout there is some in the pocket stand up bass playing.

‘I Refuse to Grow Old,” is a pretty sweet, slower blues tune, with more cool harp and some tasteful acoustic playing.

The CD ends with an upbeat jazz swing number, ‘The Twister’s Theme.’

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
CD: Come Out Swinging
Band: The Twisters
Genre: blues
Record label: Northern Blues
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