Friday, March 22, 2019

Syracuse-based CLOUTIER release THUNDER ‘N’ LIGHTNING...high-energy blues-rock

Syracuse(NY)-based brothers Mark and Myke Cloutier are an inspired sound rock team on their first album as the band CLOUTIER. Released at the end of 2018, Thunder ‘N’ Lightning features ten tracks of pure, high-energy blues and rock magic. This first ever CLOUTIER band CD came together in between Mark Cloutier’s live concerts with his band The Double Barrel Blues Band.

Combining rock-based and blues-flavored originals, Thunder ‘N’ Lightning is a powerful experience not to be missed by fans of blues-rock giants, from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix to blues guitar masters like Freddy King, Johnny Winter & Buddy Guy. All original, all rock, Cloutier make blues-rock magic with their powerful, rocking sound.

The album features ten originals featuring the vocals and lyrics of Myke Cloutier and the guitars, music and arrangements of Mark Cloutier. They are also joined by Jose Varona on drums and two bass players Mike Spadaro and Joel Kane.
The music has a taste of garage-rock mixed with rock ‘n’ roll from the height of blues-rock boom of the mid to late 1960's.

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Marty's review: Cloutier's aptly titled "Thunder'n'Lightining" comes at you straight from the hip with some kick-ass blues-rock that is full of energy and originality. Taking their cues from past masters of blues guitar, these guys have produced an album that is a tour-de-force of electric blues roots with some garage and rock'n'roll thrown in the mix. Passionate vocals and bold guitar licks with a tight rhythm section all combine to make this an impressive and stunning debut.

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