MP3 The Eames Brothers Band - Open Road
- Add To Basket
Instant Download from music, digital version
Musicians use tradebit:|
Learn how to make music
Pick up cool karaoke downloads
Search for sheet music!
11 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Acoustic Blues, BLUES: Funky Blues
Open Road review 6-28-06
Seven Days Vt.
"You'd be hard-pressed to find a harder working act than Vermont's Eames Brothers Band. The trio - which features two honest-to-goodness siblings - constantly performs at venues throughout the green mountains. EBB's original blues tunes are remarkably soulful, which no doubt contributes to their demand. Their debut, Open Road, is chock-full of dextrous musicianship and authentic emotion. These dudes have passion, chops, and an abundance of flavor.
The Eames' music is rooted in tradition, from sparse delta blues to stinging electric shuffles. But ultimately their moody, dynamic tunes have a vibe all their own. The chord progressions are familiar, yet everything sounds remarkably fresh.
The disc opens with "Gonna Stay Up All Night," which has a yearning, romantic tone. Here singer/guitarist Seth Eames channels Randy Newman's languid vocal style. Musically, it's bare-bones, with ragtime-style picking framed by Michael Owens' gentle percussion and Ralph Eames' understated bass line.
"Waitin' by the Roadside" gives aching solitude a jazzy makeover, while 'West Wind" has a slight Latin feel.
The title track is an especially tasty cut. Guest keyboardist Ray Paczkowski conjures swirling sounds from his organ; Owens' percussion is fluid and in the pocket. Seth Eames serves up my favorite kind of lick: snaky and in a minor key.
"Another Round" features wonderful slide work and lyrics about boozin' and ramblin'. This is a blues band after all. "Another round, another town, another lonely sun gone down," Eames gruffly croons.
Interestingly, the mood seems to get lighter as the album progresses. Like clouds parting after a prolonged rainstorm, later tracks arouse elation. "Worried Blues," despite its title, is one such example; "Goin' Home" - which features feisty organ from regular keyboardist Ron Rost - is another. "Earth Blues" is a slow, Chicago-style number that is likewise uplifting.
The album winds down with "Indian Summer Blues," which is as sultry as its name suggests. The tune would make exellent listening on those hot 'n' sticky evenings that are no doubt around the corner.
Open Road is a fantastic collection of original blues by a truly talented group."
"Open Road" makes Seven Days Vermont top 10 alblums of 2006! - December 29, 2006
From Seven Days, December 27th, 2006...
"This year Vermont musicians were as busy as ever, playing non-stop gigs and releasing quality records. In fact, so many discs came out, we didnât have time to review them all. Apologies to those we missed.
In 2006, several local groups extended their reach well beyond the Green Mountains. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals toured extensively and celebrated the national re-release of Nothing But the Water. Truckstop rockers Chuch took their diesel-fueled tunes to the West Coast and back; theyâll soon release a DVD documenting their adventures. Quirky jam foursome RAQ spent more time on the road than they did at home, making a triumphant return to Higher Ground in December. Donât forget to exhale, people.
But back to the CDs. The â06 crop was incredibly varied, with genres ranging from death metal to bluegrass. One thing we noticed is that the production quality of these releases was better than ever. Some of this is no doubt due to new technology that makes home recording easy and affordable. But letâs not forget the pro studio engineers who did such a fine job tweaking knobs and faders. Buy yourselves a new sonic doohickey or something.
Itâs never easy to choose a âbest ofâ from so many worthy releases, but weâve tried. Here, then, are our top 10 Vermont CDs from 2006. The ranking is arbitrary, so no lording position over your peers!"
* James Kochalka Superstar, Spread Your Evil Wings & Fly
* 35th Parallel, Crossing Painted Islands
* The Aztext, Havenât You Heard?
* Eames Brothers Band, Open Road
* Various Artists, Cry of Atlantis: The North Country Scene â58-â67
* Deep Soda, Jongles: Collected & Destroyed Vol. 1
* Kris Gruen, Lullaby School
* Resonator, Lost Language
* Carrigan, Young Men Never Die
* Guagua, Pan Frito
in partnership with CDbaby
More Files From This User
- MP3 Earl Foss Brown Derby - This Drinkin Life
- MP3 Easter Bloodhounds - ROCK: Noise
- MP3 Various Artists - Education Is The Key
- MP3 Eddie Condon - 1927-1943
- MP3 Eddie Russell - Live at the Cormorant pt.1
Mp3 Scott Miller - Acoustic Latte
Acoustic based instrumental coffee-house feel music. 8 MP3 Songs EASY LISTENING: Background Music, BLUES: Acoustic Blues Details: Iāve always enjoyed liv......
Mp3 L.a. Bluescasters - See You In The Morning
Gritty soulful guitar blazing music 13 MP3 Songs BLUES: Rockin'' Blues, BLUES: Acoustic Blues Details: The L A Bluescasters consists of Lead Vocals & Har......
Mp3 Tom Wiesner - Come To The Water
This isn''t your mamma''s Christian music, but is a real reflection of the struggles and joys of Christian life. A musically diverse album with honest lyric......
Mp3 The Andrew Gerardi Band - Find Your Sun
The Andrew Gerardi Band is the perfect fusion between Singer/Songwriter and Rock and Roll. Meaningful Lyrics, Catchy Hooks, and Musical Ingenuity seperate th......