The Chicago and boogie-woogie-inspired Blues Fools hail from Hungary and play often in Bekescsaba, Budapest, Germany and other locations throughout central Europe.
"Fools in the Blues," which contains 10 tracks, is highlighted by the harmonica phrasing of Matyas Pribojszki Jr. The title cut finds Pribojszki doing his best at and finding the tone of the late, great Little Walter (Marion Walter Jacobs). "Looking Through The Keyhole" slows things back down and gives us a chance to admire the rhythm guitar phrasing of Laszlo "Jack" Horvath as well as more proficient harmonica from Pribojszki.
Without sounding pejorative to our new eastern friends, this writer actually forgot on more than a few occasions that these cats were from another part of the world. The harp tone and production found on "Fools in the Blues" is stellar. Their music can sit proudly next to the rest of the contemporary bluesers or even the classics.
The rest of Blues Fools is comprised of bassist Andras Gyebrovszki and drummer Mark Koles. So guys, when is your first tour of the United States?
Samples available on-line at: www.mp3.com/bluesfools
Official website: www.BluesFools.com
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