Corey & The Hot Peppers

Hit and Run

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Corey Arceneaux and The Zydeco Hot Peppers bring to light a vibrant refreshing shot of Zydeco with the release of Hit and Run. One will experience zydeco music with a traditional appeal, boosted with a Louisiana Blues groove. Corey Arceneaux's vocal abilities carry each song with a soulful melodic affection that displays his love for zydeco music. Each song gives the listener an impression that he was born with the energy of Zydeco flowing through his veins. The album kicks off with a Zydeco dance tune which is also the title track, "Hit and Run." The tempo is upbeat and has some extremely tight breaks that display the tightness within the band.

Corey Arceneaux intensifies the energy level with his amazing accordian riffs throughout the tune. "Time After Time" has a feel that is very familiar, laying down a very comfortable groove and magnetism. "It's All Good" follows the traditional styling of Zydeco music, but has an extra dimension with the deeply rooted blues licks from Kent Pierreaugust, the lead guitarist. What charisma the lyrics lack on "My Baby's Gone," the music makes up for. The beat is very danceable and the melody is catchy so the minor lyrical content serves the overall composition well.. "Nothing Else Matters" is the slowest number on the album and is certainly one of the better songs to groove toIf any one tune could be selected from the album for it's traditional Zydeco heartiness, "Faites Pas Tout" would be the winner hands down. It has the zest that is the heart and soul of Zydeco music and it certainly has the Bayou Country rhythm that sets Zydeco apart from other styles. Hit and Run is sure to spice up any evening that has come to a virtual stand still. Corey Arceneaux and The Zydeco Hot Peppers have a unique knack for crafting songs that have a familiar, comfortable feel while displaying a new, fresh and vibrant originality.

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