Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers released “As Live As it Gets”, featuring JP Soars, (slide and cigar box guitar hero) and the Hydraulic Horns. Recorded live on last fall’s Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, the CD contains songs by Muddy Waters, Johnny Guitar Watson and JB Lenoir along with a number of Thackery originals. Hard-charging blues with two stellar guitar players, bari and tenor sax and a powerful rhythm section.
Insanitizers music is all about fun, for all ages. It takes listeners on involving adventures with frenetic energy, tension, mystery, and drama. Most recent recordings use “clean and chimey but silky” guitar tones, but there is plenty of variation between songs. You can hear influences from classical, surf, flamenco, rockabilly, and punk styles. In July 2016 “Guitar Fun” won the national award for “Best Rock Instrumental Album.” “Insanitizers deploy their marvelous talent for the guitar to the interpretation of a modern vibe – what results is a completely novel experience of a genre you thought you knew and understood.”
The CHICAGO QUADIO collection will be available on June 17. Housed in a rigid two-piece box, nine albums are presented in sleeves that replicate the original release down to the last detail, including mini posters, and the iron-on that came with Chicago VIII. To ensure optimal sound quality, Rhino has remastered each album in both its original quadrophonic and stereo mix on each disc, and so that the quadrophonic mix will play on surround sound systems.