Miss Quincy combines gritty blues with garage rock on Roadside Recovery


 There is nothing hotter than a woman who plays  guitar and sings. Especially when they sing dirty, gritty blues and bares their souls raw like Miss Quincy and the Showdown, who have released their new CD “Roadside Recovery.”

As expected, for  a band which spends most of the year touring, a lot of the songs are inspired by being on the road and the loneliness that ensues.Click here to hear Miss Quincy

They recorded the CD with fellow Vancouverites Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer’s Matthew Rogers and it sounds like it.

 So the trio sounds a lot like Harpoonist  and the Axe Murderer’s gritty, minimalistic, raunchy blues, which in turn is reminiscent of other popular duos like the Black Keys.
Miss Quincy start the CD on a high note with the jagged, stabbing rhythm of “Bad Love.”
 They slow things down on the second track with “ What is Life If It Ain’t Strange.” “Damn You” is in a similar vein.

 Miss Quincy shows off her powerful pipes and strong vocal dynamics throughout the CD especially on the slower, soulful “ Talkin’ Trash,”  which is a tender ballad that sounds like it comes right out of the ’60s.
They pick up the pace again on “Making Money,” one of the CD’s highlights.

It has a sultry groove reminiscent of their version of  Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “Snake Farm.” It is one of many songs on the CD which combine raunchy blues with unhinged garage rock.
For something a little different, “Take It to the Well ” combines gospel music with garage rock and make it work beautifully.

 For a contrast to that they follow it up with another gritty garage blues rocker “Wild Fucking West.”
They wind things down with the tortured title track. and finish on another slow note “Water Tower.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
CD: Roadside Recovery
Band: Miss Quincy and the Showdown
Genre: blues