The other day I was expounding on the Canadian bred americana phenomenon. Today I'm finding extraordinary blues in Australia.
Combine the sweetly rugged voice and bluesy spirit of Danni Carr with the more metal biased ways of guitarist Michael Tricarico and what do you get? 47 Miles of excellent rock music with a bluesy/folksy feel that has guts. Danni also plays guitar, harmonica and percussion -- very talented.
They currently have two songs from their album 47 Miles up on their myspace profile that you can download -- Old Man and Knock Your Head. They're described as a collaboration that explores a "bluesy and swampy sound". I love that description -- especially the word "swampy" because it's so fitting of the lush liquid guitar sounds which find chops in slide and humidified overdrive. You know -- "swampy".
Old Man is slightly reminiscent of the Trespassers William songs Lie in the Sound and Different Stars as far as the feel of the music goes. That liquid sound is further enhanced with a good dose of tremolo throughout.
Knock Your Head is exactly what you'd expect to hear if you just listened to Old Man and the next title you saw was Knock Your Head. More of an equally emphasized thomp two three four beat with Danni singing "You'll knock your head! You'll move your feet. You'll clap your hands! You'll move your feet." I'm working on a double ear infection today but I'm pretty sure I got those lyrics correct despite the swamp in my head.
Treat your ears and give Danni Carr and 47 Miles a listen.
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