This Florida based blues band borrowed its name from the legendary tune penned in 1954 by James "Sugar Boy" Crawford and the Cane Cutters. This is party music at its best and it doesn't take long for lead singer Graham Wood Drout (New Times Magazine's 1998 Songwriter of the Year) to grab that holiday spirit. On track three, "Party Car," Drout sings: "If you were lost in the desert, and you had no food and water, you could ride inside my party car. That's right baby. I'll be ready when you are, if you [was] high up on the mountain. As high as you could be, or swimming with the fishes, at the bottom of the sea, ready when you are, you can ride inside my party car."
Performing as the house band at Tobacco Road in Miami for the past eighteen years has allowed the boys to open up for and/or jam with the likes of Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, Ron Wood, Bobby Keys, Kenny Neal and Jimmy Buffett. This experience can be heard in the exciting guitar playing of Larry Williams as well as in the saxophone playing of Ronald James Dziubla. Others appearing on the CD include Doug Leibinger (piano, organ, accordion, trombone, baritone saxophone), Mike Mennell (bass, vocals) and Stewart Jean (drums).
11803 S.W. 81 Road, Miami, Fla., 33156
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