If you listen to either of my radio programs you know I am a big fan of The Greenhornes, now f.k.a The Raconteurs rhythm section (Patrick Keeler & Jack Lawrence.) So why, two summers after it’s release date, am I just now mentioning their East Grand Blues EP? Ah, no good reason.
The skinny: A power trio, The Greenhornes hail from Cincinnati and play the kind of convincing, British invasion inspired blues rock & roll that reminds us why we like music so much to begin with – because it’s fun. The main, obvious, touchstones are The Animals and the Kinks, but to be truthful, that’s a bit lazy as the band works in a slew of other influences into the mix, from psychedelia to modern garage-based indie. The EP is real deal – Check it out. Also — I don’t know what the status on the band is, since this EP was recorded prior to the success, and release, of the Raconteurs debut and (upcoming) follow-up LP. Anyone down?