Sunday, March 12, 2017

Carolina Blues Rockers Bert Wray Blues Set The Dial to Gut Bucket Radio!

Charlotte, NC, blues rockers, Bert Wray Blues, have just released their new album, Gut Bucket Radio, via Third Lock Records.  

Bert Wray Blues brings together slide-guitarist/singer Bert Wray with drummer Mitch Cooper and bassist Dave Wall. The band’s music merges the vintage juke joint sound with plenty of Carolina twang and fresh songwriting. Equally inspired by Delta blues pioneers, rockabilly cats, and 1960’s blues-rockers, the trio hits the sweet spot between classic blues and good ol’ rock and roll.

Mixing the past with the present is what it is all about at Bert Wray Blues. The trio emerged from the players’ deep North Carolina musical roots. In fact, Mitch once signed Bert’s band to his Third Lock Records back in the alternative music revolution! Dave and Bert met while working in a greasy kitchen, and they bonded over their record collections and blues guitars. It was inevitable that these guys would one day join forces to create Bert Wray Blues.

The new album Gut Bucket Radio captures the band's energy and slide blues antics in an 8-song  album that takes the listener on a road trip across the blues landscapes of the past like a gut bucket radio blaring into a new century. Bert Wray Blues will be playing live to promote Gut Bucket Radio throughout 2017.

Marty's review: Bert Wray Blues bring you their vintage style blues on this 8 track release that is raw, rootsy and a whole lot of fun to listen to. The passion for the blues comes out from all 3 members and their playing is nothing short of professional without the need to be flashy about it. Just down to earth with a nod to the blues artists from the past and quality songwriting to match. Favorite tracks are "I Got the Tennessee Blues", "Little Highway Girl" and "Midwood Blues".

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