Ross Osteen Band…April 26, 2019….

ROSS OSTEEN BAND

WILLIWAW

MANNISH BOY–SHOW HER (FEAT. BILL ALTMAN)–MAKE IT–LITTLE ROOSTER–A NO. 1–NIGHTTIME–WILLIE G–BROOM–ROAD I’M ON–JELLYFISH JAM

Formed in 2014., the power trio named the Ross Osteen Band consists of Ross on vocals and guitar, Jim Vint on bass, and Patrick Gaynor on drums.  Their latest set is entitled “Williwaw,” featuring ten cuts of a good hybrid mix of lowdown blues with a nod toward Southern rockin’ boogie.

Things get started with Ross wailin’ away on “Mannish Boy,” his slide cuttin’ thru the Delta night to keep the Hellhounds off his trail.  “Make It” is a fired-up choogle dealing with a society and an economy that isn’t as “great” as some would have you believe, what with “the bills are late,” but, “I’m gonna Make It, anyways!”   That “Little Rooster” boogies like the Hook re-incarnated, while, “inside the mind of Willie G,” you’ll find elements of vintage Allman Brothers, as well as in the “Whipping Post” stomp of “Broom.” The set closes with the cool “Jellyfish Jam,” a sweet instrumental groove that incorporates influences of SRV, Sea Level, and even a nod to the psychedelia of Garcia-era Dead.

The Ross Osteen Band take traditional blues and mix ’em with a double shot of Southern-fried boogie.  It all makes up into a nice roux with “Williwaw!”  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance.

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