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NOTE: Our first CD, "Hot 'n Saucy" is still available. CLICK HERE for details. Our second CD, "Back for Seconds" is also available. CLICK HERE to learn more and to sample some of the songs.
Our third CD is a solid representation of what the band now sounds like with guitarist Geoff Gurrola cranking up the heat. Of the 14 songs, 11 are original compositions, with 9 by lead singer Bob Landgraff, one by Geoff and a piano boogie by Craig. Recorded on 2-inch audio tape and mastered and digitized under the direction of professional sound engineer Dave Gehlhar at Selah Recording Studio in Los Alamitos, this CD features great sound quality in addition to a wide selection of styles, rhythms and sounds within the blues framework. If you've heard us live, this CD captures our sound. If you haven't, hopefully hearing this will make you want to come out and catch a live show.
(In case you're hungry, the cover photo features ribs and slaw from Mr. Hogg's Blues City Bar-B-Que in San Marcos, CA. The beer is Leinenkugle's Honeyweiss from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.)
· Baby Youza Killin' Me*
· Letter To My Girlfriend**
· Come Home Baby*
· I Like It Like That*
· My Baby Loves Me*
· Daddy's Home*
· Ain't Givin' Back**
· How Can I Sing These Blues?*
· Arizona Song*
∙ Checkin' On My Baby*
∙ Women In My Life*
∙ Hold Me Baby*
∙ Bar-BQ Boogie (Inst.)
*Vocals: Bob, **Vocals: Geoff
To order the CD, please send a check or money order (no cash please) for $15.00. You'll definitely get your money's worth with over 63 minutes of tasty music! For regular 1st class mail in the USA add $1.75 postage. For Priority Mail add $3.85 postage. Outside the USA add $5.00 for air mail postage. Send your order to:
Blues Bar-BQ, 711 Virginia Place, San Marcos, CA 92069
(Don't forget to include your return mailing address.)
Here are some high quality MP3 samples of four complete songs to whet your appetite. For best results save them to your hard drive before playing them rather than streaming them directly to your player. They are fairly large files to provide good quality sound so they may be somewhat slow to download. (Samples are saved at 44.1 kHz, 320 kBit/s HQ)
PC--Right Click song link, use "Save Target As" menu item to save to your hard drive. Once loaded, double click song to open your player and play.
Mac--Click on song link and drag to desktop. Once loaded, double click song icon to open your player and play.
SAMPLE 1...Country Girl (4:57) ( 4.6 Mb)
SAMPLE 2...Letter to My Girlfriend (3:28) ( 3.2 Mb)
SAMPLE 3...How Can I Sing These Blues? (3:13) (3.0 Mb)
SAMPLE 4...Arizona Song (4:01) ( 3.7 Mb)
If you like what you hear, please order the whole CD. See the ordering instructions above or come out and see us in person and get a signed copy from the band!
This CD includes are current lineup plus several special guest artists from other hot Orange County bands. Below are some photos and a little about the "Additional cooks" listed on the CD menu. See the page on The Band for more on the band members. (Click on any of the photos for a larger version.)
Often seen playing with 2000 Lb. of Blues and other local bands, Tommy has also toured with Candye Kane and other nationally known talent. His smooth, mellow solos and backup work really add a professional touch to the songs he lends a hand on.
A member of the powerful horn section from Savage City, Armon adds a nice flavor to "Come Home Baby" and a long outro solo reminiscent of the Rolling Stones' "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'."
Baritone and Alto Sax
James (don't call me "Jimmy Z") Zeiger has been a long-time member of 2000 Lb. of Blues. He plays saxes that come in all sizes on this CD, from Baritone to Alto on "Come Home Baby". His laid back solo in the middle of the song really stands out, yet his subtle Baritone sax work throughout the song adds the vintage feel we were looking for.
Sherry's sultry vocals perfectly complement Bob's pleading lyrics. She tells the tale of a reluctant lover waiting to be convinced to get back together with her errant lover. Wow, what a voice! This is already a good song, but her touch makes it dynamite!
River is the harp player for Raging Sun. His powerful playing complements Bob's as they rock a harmonica duet in "Baby Youza Killin' Me". This will be a harp lover's delight.
Steve also joins us courtesy of Raging Sun. The band's lead singer, his powerful voice and sense of humor make for a perfect duet with Bob on "Baby Youza Killin' Me."
Bob's brother Charlie is also steeped in the authentic harmonica blues style that they both learned growing up in Chicago. We turn him loose on a solo in "I Like It Like That."
(L) Engineer Dave Gelhar stands by the mixing board while Brion tunes up in the studio. (R) Deanna Savage from Savage City and Sherry Pruitt relax until it's time for the vocals.
|(L) Geoff rips it up adding a finished solo over the scratch track. (R) The group discusses the next move with Dave.|
|(L) Joe's drum setup takes up about 4 or more of the 24 tracks available to get it miked just right. (R) On the more subtle end of Joe's percussion duties, he is seen here all by himself in the studio adding a clave track to "How Can I Sing These Blues."|
|(L) Craig looks half asleep, but he's really listening intently to playback of the song in the headphones while he adds an organ track behind the piano on "Women in my Life." Putting together a recording in a studio is a lot different than playing it live, and getting it to sound spontaneous with all the technology that stands between you and the performance can be quite a task. (R) T.K. helps out on keyboards with some horn samples.|
|Sherry Pruitt looks over Bob's lyrics getting ready to add a backup vocal track.|
To arrange for Blues Bar-BQ to play at your event, club, party or wedding, call:
(714) 334-6476 (L.A., Orange, Riverside Counties)
(760) 727-2001 (San Diego County)