This four-piece band from Nebraska has released a fine sounding blues-rockin' CD that was recorded live at the infamous Zoo bar in the capital city of Lincoln.
Bucking the Fender Strat with Texas hat and initials on guitar strap syndrome, these youngsters derive their tone from vintage Fender Super Reverbs and Gibson Les Pauls.
Two originals, "Take Me Home" and "She's So Fine" open up the 11-track "Live at the Zoo Bar." Covers include D. Malone's "As the Years Go Passing By," Allen Jones/Alvertis Isbell/Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle" and receiving credit as "Unknowns" are "If It Is Too Late," "Tell Me" and "I'm Good."
Although this writer only received the CD and no other information such as names, history or webpage (liner notes not helpful either), the two Gibson-clad guitar players both have impressive guitar phrasing and the bass and drums are as equally tight and efficient in their own right. It would be interesting to hear this band in a studio with the appropriate professional production. A band to definitely keep an eye out for in 2000.
Zoo Bar Records, 134 N. 14th St., Lincoln, Neb., 68508
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