On the Shoulders of Giants
Blues Mafia, from Austin Texas, bring back the cool with their smooth blend of honest-to-goodness blues and sultry soul. The overall sound conjures images of an intimate bar, with a hazy cloud of heat and smoke and a beautiful singer alternately purring and growling into the microphone. It's refreshingly new, yet has the comfortable feeling you get from music that has sprouted from established roots. . . . it's only a matter of time before this band become a breakaway smash - chasing out the current penchant for rap, hip-hop and pop-tastic ballads and ushering in a new soul revival. -- BALCONY TV "The oh-so-up-and-coming Blues Mafia is on the edge of saying . . . hello to the major leagues. These Austin School of Music grads boast well-schooled musicians like guitarists Max Frost and Patrick Mertens, bassist Kai Roach, and drummer Chris Copeland, but their calling card is vocalist Sasha Ortiz . . . her voice is commanding, soaring, sultry, and strong beyond her 20 years. Close your eyes and listen: nothing about their rootsy blues-rock sound suggests anything but dedication and professionalism. As easy to watch as she is to hear, Ortiz ought to be snapped up by the Antone's stable, but she's doing fine where she is." - Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle 'Music So Good It's Criminal' is their mantra and we couldn't have said it better ourselves. Most of them aren't even of legal age, so I guess it's fitting. Vocalist Sasha Ortiz is a mighty little thing...catch them live and you'll see what I mean. Serving up gritty Blues and deep, low-down Soul, this Austin based group has been busy taking their sound all over the US and Europe . . . so catch them while you can. -- LUNA LIVE 'a group of seasoned professionals who are . . . wowing audiences with their intricate rhythms and blazing vocals.' -- FLANFIRE "music so good it's criminal" - FREDDY-SO-READY.