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The Riotous Brothers play powerhouse rhythm & blues that's fresh and fun. Their new CD is the game-changing 'Shout It Out', fourteen original compositions including visceral rockers, eclectic blues and cool funk, which have been road-tested from Portsmouth to Florida to the Pyrenees.
This is music with a serious pedigree. Guests include Paul Jones on harmonica (The Blues Band/Manfred Mann), Joe Lala on percussion (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) as well as a string quartet, sax and pedal steel guitar.
Flavoured with funk, psychobilly, new country and influences from Stevie Ray to the Stones, via Little Walter and Little Feat, 'Shout It Out' blasts out of the gate just like the band's live shows, which reflect their long experience sharing stages and lifting audiences with Jon Cleary's Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Wilko Johnson, Matt Schofield, Lightnin' Willie & The Poorboys and more.
The rules are being re-written - proof that British blues is going from strength to strength.