New Roomful of Blues Release -- In Stores January 18, 2011
On January 18, Alligator Records will release Hook, Line & Sinker,
the brand new album from Rhode Island's award-winning Roomful Of
Blues. Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of swing, rock 'n'
roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations
and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards (one
for Blues Band Of The Year in 2005). The band has been led since 1996
by guitarist Chris Vachon. Guitar Player says, "Vachon burns
with explosive solos and a delightfully greasy sense of rhythm." Roomful
of Blues has always maintained its signature sound by boasting great
musicianship and a stellar horn section featuring tenor and alto
saxophonist Rich Lataille, who first joined the band in 1970.
Lataille's masterful playing can evoke either the fat-toned honking sax
of the glory days of early rock or the cool elegance of big band swing