Goin' Down to Willie's
The Thermatones preach the 'gospel of blues' with a vengence. Guitarist Jared Stamey's menacing guitar work blows away the most critical crowds. He shares the front line with the spirited vocal testiments and hellacious harp of 'Fat Mike' Berrier. The 'backbone' is provided by the steady pulse of Jack Younger's bass, the smooth textured percussion of BJ Durham and the soulful sounds of Dwayne Leonard's saxaphone. Their combined talents invoke an undeniable reverance for The Blues. The Thermatones play a blend of Texas and Delta Blues from the traditional styles of Mississippi Delta Blues (Robert Johnson) to Chicago Blues ( Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters) and to the Texas guitar-slinger sounds of Billy Gibbons, Johnny Winter, and of course Stevie. All these influences are blended into a sound that is uniquely their own and rooted firmly in the traditions of the blues. The ThermaTones are carrying-on the front porch tradition of playing the blues from the heart with a 'devil-may-care' attitude Additionally, the first track, 'I'm Less Blue,' is written by world renowned stylist and showman, Jesse Briggs. Plus one 'b side' track written by the late Ike Turner that is red hot.