ALLIGATOR RECORDS SET TO RELEASE ELVIN BISHOP’S BIG FUN TRIO SOMETHING SMELLS FUNKY ‘ROUND HERE July 13
ALLIGATOR RECORDS SET TO RELEASE ELVIN BISHOP’S BIG FUN TRIO SOMETHING SMELLS FUNKY ‘ROUND HERE NEXT FRIDAY, JULY 13
“Elvin Bishop has always been big fun and is the ringmaster in his own blues circus. With Willy Jordan and Bob Welsh, Bishop whomps out tough, muscular and rollicking boogie-infused blues.”
“Deceptively loose but always tight…the raspy chuckle in Bishop’s singing and the sharp sting of his guitar are forceful and fresh, enduring and fun.”
“Raw and simple and utterly endearing.”
Ever since Rock & Roll and Blues Hall Of Famer Elvin Bishop first hit the scene with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band back in 1965, he’s blazed his own musical trail. Touring the world for decades delivering his original, good-time countrified blues, Elvin has always inspired his fans with his rowdy guitar playing and witty, slice-of-life songs.
Late in 2015, Elvin formed The Big Fun Trio, with Bishop on guitar and vocals and his friends Bob Welsh on piano and guitar and Willy Jordan on cajón (a hand-played Peruvian drumbox) and vocals. The group’s instantly crowd-pleasing music and undeniable chemistry took the blues world by storm. Their debut album won both a Grammy nomination and a Blues Music Award nomination.
SOMETHING SMELLS FUNKY ‘ROUND HERE finds the group again fearlessly laying it all on the line. The album mixes rousing, new originals, reinventions of three Bishop classics and some unexpected, soul-shaking covers. Elvin wrote or co-wrote five songs (including two by the entire trio). The potent title track—a tongue-in-cheek State Of The Union address as only Elvin can deliver— kicks the album off with Bishop aiming his lyrical truths at the chaos in Washington, while his deep blues guitar playing drives the point home. Lookin’ Goodfinds Elvin autobiographically gazing in the rearview mirror with sharp, wry lyrics accompanied by Welsh’s perfect blues piano. Willy Jordan sings lead on four songs, including blistering reinventions of Jackie Wilson’s Higher And Higher and Ann Peebles’ I Can’t Stand The Rain. Bob Welsh, whose guitar or piano playing highlight every song, pounds the ivories on his own Bob’s Boogie.
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio are clearly having a very good time. Having spent almost three years performing, these three tremendously talented musicians continue to inspire each other to new heights. As Living Bluessays, “Elvin’s Bishop’s Big Fun Trio has wonderful chemistry and are a joy to hear.”
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