Jason Ricci is an amazing song writer, entertainer and innovator of the blues harmonica (and beyond) but this CD is about Jason and his great New Orleans band, The Bad Kind. The new material further showcases the growth of their incredible talents. This new recording is going to smash any preconceived notions of genre boundaries. I don’t think they’ve come up with a name for the music these cats make. Just call it Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind.
This is Jason’s eighth release as a band leader first in seven years. Of course he’s been busy with other projects including special guest on the (late great) Johnny Winter’s Grammy winning CD, ‘Step Back’. His fantastic duo release of acoustic blues with J.J. Appleton, ‘Dirty Memory’ in 2015. And of course his knockout TV performance of the induction of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, quite an honor indeed. He has also been nominated and won many awards including Blues Music Award for Best Harmonica 2010 and is nominated again this year (2017) He and his band still tour the world playing the biggest Festivals and concert venues.
Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind – Approved By Snakes
Label: Ellersoul Records
Release date: 16 June 2017