Category: Press

20110-2012

Mariage totalement réussi et régal de sonorités country blues un poil folk trad, qui nous offre un magnifique voyage en compagnie de ces troubadours homeless. Dix compositions originales et une reprise « Death don’t have no mercy », une déclinaison de joyaux interprétés avec une énergie et un enthousiasme impressionnant par des musiciens convaincants tant […]

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2010

With touches of Africa, the Balkans and Siberia bleeding into their wayward Americana, and full-blooded singing that wouldn’t have disgraced Levon Helm in his pomp, these global good ol’ boys could be onto a winning formula. -Mark Hudson, The Telegraph June 13, 2010. If they ever transfer Twin Peaks II to New Orleans this could […]

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2009

A pair of LSE/Johns Hopkins and Berklee graduates plus an academically trained percussionist cast as a trio of shamanistic gypsies singing the ethno-musicological blues might seem a stretch. But the proof is in the grooves and here they’re dub-deep thanks to Michael Ward-Bergeman’s accordion, tweaked to Augustus Pablo/King Tubby-strength melodica melancholy and seismic boom. Within […]

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2008

Found instruments, playing found music, music that is genuinely unique although firmly grounded in traditional folk and blues. Being inspired is one thing, but making inspiring music is another, and the two don’t always go together. With the Groanbox Boys though there’s never a moment when their music isn’t inspired. They draw the listener into […]

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2007 and Prior

The music is absolutely enthralling and goes deep into the roots of popular music… –The Archer, East Finchley, London. What makes the Groanbox Boys unique and might explain their success is their distinct instrumentation… -Amandine Surier, Martha’s Vineyard Times. What a revelation The Groanbox Boys proved to be last Tuesday! In my humble opinion they […]

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