If you like gritty-foot stompin' blues and who doesn't, I implore you to give a listen to the Homemade Jamz Blues Band. I came across this disc in our new release section of the KAXE studio's last Friday night and was highly impressed. With most blues outfits you assume they've been playing and touring for years. Not so with the Jamz. In fact, the average age of the trio is 12.
The disc contains mostly original material with a distinct southern blues rock feel! That should be no surprise when you've been raised in Tupelo Missisppi, the birthplace of many musicians including the King. There's also a wonderful cover of John Lee Hookers "Boom,Boom" that closes the disc. This is something to behold. Right from the start we get a fast-driving tempo with 16 year old Ryan Perry wailing on the guitar and yammin Hooker's grit lyric into the mic"you knocks me out.... right off of my feet"
Finally, six minutes later it's all over and we need to sit and down and breathe a little.
The album is entitled "Pay Me No Mind" and is available at the Canadian label Northern Blues Music.