The Fluffingtons

The Fluffingtons

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This is American roots music filtered through Tucson, AZ's eclectic music scene. The quartet takes all of their long and extremely varied musical influences/experiences, and collectively comes up with parts that total a homogeneous whole that makes a statement. Danny Krieger and Steve Grams are both in the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, yet saying they are just bluesmen is doing a disservice to both them and their music. Krieger also plays in The Mollys, an Irish/Tex-Mex band, and Grams plays with KGB, a jumpin' jazz trio. Ralph Gilmore and Richie Cavanaugh are both in the BB & LB Musical Hall of Fame. Gilmore is the drummer of choice for a variety of touring country bands in Texas and Arizona and has also recorded with the late blues experimenter, Rainer. Cavanaugh plays some of the finest most soulful and melodic guitar in the pop/jazz world and has played with the likes of Straight Shot and The Air Brothers. The songs, all written by the band (except for the eighth track) in various combinations, reflect a sense of humor and with an experienced and weary on the world. This is garage band music literally, as it was recorded in Gilmore's one car garage to get just the right sound. This is one fine and varied disc that for all its diversity has a concordant sound that seems to permeate the disc and hold all its varied pieces in one harmonious whole.

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