Thursday, August 12, 2010
Our Band Bios- The Cash Box Kings
The Cash Box Kings are an up and coming blues band dedicated to carrying on the spirit of the 1940's and 1950's post-war blues sound. The band showcases the music of Chess Records and Sun Records luminaries such as Little Walter, Muddy Waters, the Howlin' Wolf, and Big Walter Horton as well as lesser known artists such as Robert Nighthawk, Eddie Taylor, and Luther Huff. The Cash Box Kings also delve into the Mississippi Delta sounds of blues men like Charley Patton, Son House, Fred McDowell and R.L. Burnside. The group rounds off their musical offerings with a healthy dose of original music that captures the essence of the Memphis and Chicago blues sounds of the 40's and 50's.
The Kings' music embodies the raw, stripped-down, ensemble playing that was the hallmark of the post-war Chicago blues sound. They also put on one of the most wild and raucous live blues shows around. Featuring one of the most wild and raucous live blues shows around, this band, delivers an, intense, smoldering, old-school style of blues that is rarely heard these days. Their live shows and recordings have earned the group rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.
New CD I 94
'The Cash Box Kings have thrown together a Chicago masterpiece here [Their new release 'I-94 Blues']. These guys are students of that old school tradition. They dig for the deeper dirt to find the gold. In doing that deeper pull, the CBKs unearth old forgotten gems and also cover themselves with their own sound of raw energy, economy, and feel that fully encapsulate the sound they are trying to identify with. They are a throw back to when ensemble work was that, equal parts making a whole for the good of the blues.'
- Juke Joint Soul (Feb. 6, 2010)
'These guys play Chicago blues the way they were meant to be played. The Cash Box Kings and their friends are in synch and play together with reckless abandon. This is a great album ['I-94 Blues'] and it needs to be part of your collection if you want to hear the best of today’s Chicago blues!'
- Steve Jones, Illinoisblues.com/Blues Blast Magazine
'A red-hot set of old-school styled Chicago blues that evokes memories of the 1940s and '50s-era music of Muddy Waters, Little Walter, and Howlin' Wolf. Throw in a few high-energy originals and a little ole Memphis soul and you have one of the most exciting Chicago blues bands rockin' the street today.' About.com
Posted by Crossroads Blues Society at 9:01 AM