“One of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time” ~Rolling Stone
“This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound, then stick together for 30 years to see how far it can take them.” ~Rolling Stone
Explorations in Blues and R&B, Rock and Jazz
From playing with James Brown, George Clinton and Prince, and two decades of solo success, his name is synonymous with Funky Music.
"Faithful Man" was called “one smoking mother of an old-sound soul record” by Pitchfork and Vice magazine.
“Ten years after their 2004 breakthrough, the band is as lively as ever...” ~AllMusic
Five Blues Music Award nominations in 2013
A songster, busker and itinerant bluesman
“These young kids have got energy, talent and do the blues proud with their own flavor...” ~B.B. King
“A bazooka assault of foot-stompin’ blues and slow-burnin’ knee-bucklers.” ~Chicago Sun-Times
Recipient of 2012 Zydeco Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award
"He likes to find the misfits, the oddballs, the square pegs, and somehow throw everyone in the same pot and make a delicious stew of something that’s just his sound."
“Amazing...a whole new brand of soul.” ~Rolling Stone
“Sugaray is a first-rate blues artist with a deep-running, church honed soulfulness.” ~Living Blues Magazine
Drink Drank Drunk is an old-school barn-burner: the kind of disc that blows the dust — and the doors — off the Texas, Chicago, Louisiana, West Coast and deep soul traditions with a rare and vital song-oriented approach.
"None of the younger crop of blues guitarist come close as Anson does to achieving the classic Stratocaster tone defined by Otis Rush in the '50's and Magic Sam in the '60's.." ~Guitar Player
One of Seattle's hottest up-and-comers with his own brand of music dubbed, "urban rock," a hard-core version of the blues with the essence of Hip-Hop and the raw energy of punk.
"These guys could strip down the engine of a soul-blues-mobile and put it back together blindfold.” ~MOJO
“His ﬂoor-stomping mix of country, swing, and rockabilly can shake the rafters of any bar or club.” ~Hittin' the Note
2011 Recipient of Best New Artist Award from Blues Blast Magazine
“Taylor may be the freshest Zydeco act to come along since Beau Jocque.” ~The Times of Acadiana
Their do-it-yourself brand of minimal gothic junkbox blues differs drastically from the 12-bar blues style listened to by your uncle.
One of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern Zydeco music
“Something in Grainger's passionate performance reached out through the door, grabbed people by the figurative scruff of the neck, and propelled them inside." ~John T. Davis, SXSW
At the age of 81, he put out his very first record and received accolades.
"She is seductive without playing the diva card, and writes songs that have grits and gravy spread all over them." ~Bill Bentley, Bentley’s Bandstand
A hand-clapping, foot stomping and soul cleansing affair
Portland's pillar of soul