Andrew "Dr. D" Duchowski - drums
Matt Huddleston - guitar, vocals
David Jacobs - harmonica, keyboard, singing bowl
Walt "Hoodoo Man" Ligon - guitar, vocals
Radar Martin - bass, vocals
From the winds of Chicago, the swamps of Louisiana, and the mountains of
Kentucky to the foothills of Clemson, SC the Hounds serve up their unique
blend of blues with just a hint of Hoodoo. The Hoodoo Hounds
are a group of professors from Clemson, SC who play the blues mostly because
they just like to. They play in bars, at festivals, in back yards, and in
living rooms. When they play, people come to listen, dance, drink, and share
in the blues.
This album includes 12 original tracks written over the space of several
years, and recorded one summer during 3 sessions. "Crossroad Blues" is a
song about a blues man selling his soul to the devil for the ability to play
the blues. This is a timeless story from the blues tradition inspired by
Tommy Johnson, who claimed to have done exactly that. There are many
references to traditional Hoodoo magic. "Picayune Moon" is a wistful song of
love lost, set in the deep South of Mississippi. "Millennium Blues" is a
more modern lament with a touch of jazz. "Fire In The Water" speaks directly
to the Gulf oil spill and its effects on those who lived through it.
"Jail Bait Blues" is a fun little boogie about band groupies, while "Got The
Blues This Morning" is traditional blues about depression. "Rita" is a song
about a hurricane that rocks up the collection. "Sheepnose" is a mountain
jam tune about man working on a railroad. "Daisy Mae Blues" is a rocking
blues number inspired by Muddy Waters. "Let
Me Be Good To You" is a sad blues song about troubled relationships.
Finally, "The Singing Bowl" is about a man who doesn't trust his lover and
turns to hoodoo magic only to have it backfire. It is the first known
recording to use an electrified bowl to make a haunting, howling tone.