Toledo-based contemporary blues rock band, Buck69, now have a second CD under their belt. "No Medicine Like the Blues" just ROCKS with sixteen new and original songs.
TOLEDO, Ohio: After spending more than five years at number one on the local blues Reverb Nation charts and being voted best Toledo blues band, Buck69's second album, "No Medicine Like the Blues", is the follow up to their 2008 Grammy Finalist album, "When She Whispers Your Name". This acclaimed band is sure to excite fans of blues and rock music.
In 2004, Tom Clawson (songwriter, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), founded Buck69 with his son, Alex Clawson (rhythm and lead guitar, backup vocals, songwriter). They're joined by John "Sevilla" Almaguer (lead guitar, bass, songwriter), "American Idol" finalist Candice Coleman Lange (lead and backup vocals), David Alan (drums, backup vocals), BJ Lovre (keyboard) and Randy Paredes (lead, rhythm, slide guitar).
"I'm really pleased with the outcome if this album. I feel it's the best songwriting I've done and the band did a great job of putting down the music. I think the band can be proud that they were a part of it," Tom Clawson said. The sound will remind listeners of legends like Eric Clapton, Jonny Lang and Stevie Ray Vaughan. That's good company to keep. "Our number one rule of thumb is to be eclectic and diverse. I want you to be able to put our CD in your car or stereo and just cruise, with nothing sounding the same, so you don't get bored," explained Tom Clawson. "When you see us play live, or listen to our albums, you're not getting one person with some musicians backing him; you're getting seven multi-talented people coming together as a team, who could each front their own band. They are all that good."
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Marty's review: Tom Clawson and his troupe of multi-talented, seasoned professionals have created the blues version of the wall of sound on this, their second studio album. With a collection of 16 all original numbers, they incorporate tight rhythm with slick guitars, shared vocals, sweeping keyboards and sharp horns that all combine as a top notch unit. Add to this songwriting of the highest caliber which compliments the musical talent.
The production values are of the highest standard with not a weak or fill-in track in sight. Trying to pick a highlight is a tough task as each number stands out on its own and is certainly never boring. Even the epic title track which clocks in at 8.50 minutes is an adventure in itself. Repeated listens will have you discovering new aspects and you'll soon realize this is not your standard, run-of-the-mill blues album. These guys are the real deal and know their blues inside out.
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