Blues, Swing, Boogie-Woogie, Rock 'n' Roll and Rhythm and Blues is what veteran vocalist/pianist Eric "Two Scoops" Moore dishes out on his third release, Hungry.
"Two Scoops" has been backing notable artists for years. From George Mayweather and Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson, "Scoops" has played at premiere blues venues in 36 states, 12 countries, and 3 continents and has sold countless records to fans worldwide. With its signature style, Eric "Two Scoops" debut in 1996, Big Buffet is still receiving a fair amount of airplay. His second release, Clean Plate quickly followed this up in 1999. That same year, the New England Blues Audience Reader's Poll voted him as Favorite Keyboard Player. In 2001 the Washington Blues Society bestowed two awards upon the big man, Best Piano and Best Song Writer.
His latest release, Hungry!, gives "Two Scoops" fans more of ferocious piano playing coupled with quirky and humorous lyrics.
The title track is an old school rhythm and blues with a Big Bopper Chantilly Lace quality, which unearths a playful tenor solo "Sax" Gordon Beadle. The funky shuffle Main Course uses metaphors, which combines food and love. With a Louisiana vibe, the instrumental Saxident gives the entire band a chance to cut lose, including Guy Quintino on acoustic bass and Cutts Peaslea on drums. Guided by a dual-out by tenor player Gordon Beadle and Jim King, this tune smokes.
Produced by Kearney Barton (who produced the first re-recording by Little Bill of the Richard Berry song, Louie Louie) in his vintage studio, Hungry!, has a simple, yet effective, quality. Eric "Two Scoops" Moore may be weird and wonderful in his approach (with respect to other artists) but in these times, we could all use a little silliness for a change.
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