Blind Pig Records has announced an April 28th release date for Holding Court, the latest album from award-winning fan favorites, The Cash Box Kings. On Holding Court the band continues their mission of carrying on the spirit of the 1940’s and 50’s post-war Chicago blues sound as well as the Delta blues music of the 20’s and 30’s.
But these illustrious torchbearers also add a bravado, energy and freshness to the mix that results in a distinctive musical experience. With a focus on the raw, stripped-down, ensemble playing that was the hallmark of the post-war sound, the band showcases the music of Chess Records and Sun Records while adding a healthy dose of original music that captures the essence of the Memphis and Chicago blues sounds of the 40’s and 50’s.
No less a blues authority than Charlie Musselwhite said, “The Cash Box Kings play with taste and feel and it was faith restoring to know there are guys out there that still know and appreciate real blues.” And Living Blues said they are simply “one of the best blues bands in the land.”
The Cash Box Kings are fronted by Joe Nosek, who writes and arranges songs, sings, and channels the spirits of Little Walter and Slim Harpo on harmonica, and singer and songwriter Oscar Wilson, a 6’3”, 300 hundred pound Muddy Waters-type throwback to the heyday of the Chicago blues scene.
Said Joe, “We’re very excited about putting out our third release with Blind Pig. We feel that this is some of the strongest and most topical music that we’ve ever recorded and we’re really excited to share it with the rest of the blues world. Like all our other albums, this is a ‘live’ in the studio recording that is primarily focused on the traditional style of Chicago blues music that we feel so passionate about. But we also tried to touch on some of the other great American musical styles that we love like ragtime, jump blues and swamp pop. We really feel ‘at home’ with Blind Pig and appreciate all the support that the label has given us. We’re grateful for them having faith in us and our musical vision.”
Website The Cash Box Kings : http://www.cashboxkings.com/