I tend to get a little excited when I hear new music that I like. I buy at least one album a month, sometimes more. I have to limit myself though...a limited income plus the fact that like everybody else I have other shit to buy too... you know, like concert tickets and tee shirts and such. But when I come across a band like C-Leb and The Kettle Black it doesn't matter how many albums, tickets or tee shirts I've purchased that month...I will buy their album immediately after hearing that one song.
And holy fuck baby, I am so glad I did. The Kettle Black only took one listen to become one of my all time favorite albums. It definitely ranks up there with The Black Crows ~ Shake your Money Maker, Dire Straits ~ Brothers In Arms, Lynyrd Skynyrd ~ Pronounced 'Leh-'nerd 'Skin-'nerd...these were also albums I only had to listen to once to fucking love them. To be ranked as one of my favorite albums means that I will listen to this album over and over again until it is emblazoned in my mind. I'm well on my way to having The Kettle Black synced onto my brain's internal mp3 player. That way if my plane ever goes down and I end up stranded on that deserted island, with no power to plug in my devices, I will be able to listen to their album in it's entirety in my head. In my opinion it never hurts to be prepared. Take a listen to some more tracks below, you'll see what I mean...this whole album is fucking awesome!
C-Leb and The Kettle Black consist of C-Leb - amazing vocals and mouth harp, he's so fucking cool; Jazz Turnbow - keeper of the beat and very fucking sexy, I'm gonna ask Santa to bring me Jazz this year for Christmas; and Jesse Strasbaugh - killer slide guitarist, I love Jesse, Jesse has serious playing and writing skills!
C-Leb and The Kettle Black hail from Seattle and like so many Seattle bands and musicians before them (Jimi Hendrix, Heart, Nirvana, Pearl Jam just to name a few) they have reinvented music to make it their own, only this time in the form of Urban Blues. Their soulful sound gets into your bloodstream pumping adrenaline throughout your entire body, taking you over and filling you with energy and excitement. The lyrics are smart and honest and speak of the everyday difficulties of trying to get fucking by or in the case of Hott Mess of just trying to get fucked (sorry, couldn't help myself *giggles*).
I am so glad I got to hear these guys early... and the chance to connect with a couple of the members personally. These guys are currently unsigned and taking the Indie route. I don't think that's gonna be the case for long. Somebody has got to recognize the huge talent these guys present and offer them major dollars to make their music. I am going to name drop like crazy when these guys are huge... and oh yes, they will be huge.......... ; )
Visit C-Leb and The Kettle Black on their official website and catch all their links here ----> http://c-lebsounds.com/