Video: Moreland & Arbuckle – Tall Boogie
Moreland & Arbuckle started out as a blues duo founded in Kansas in 2001. The original musical partnership consisted of guitarist Aaron Moreland and vocalist/blues harp player Dustin Arbuckle. In 2006 the duo added a drummer, creating a roots-rockin’ powerhouse trio.
On July 30 Moreland & Arbuckle, along with new drummer Kendall Newby, are set to release 7 Cities, their most ambitious work ever. Teamed for the first time with Seattle-based producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, The Sword) and recorded in Stone Gossard’s studio, the album tells the story of Spanish explorer Coronado and his fabled search for the seven cities of gold in the Kansas plains, not far from where the band lives.
“It’s hard to say exactly what we are and what we do,” says Arbuckle. “Blues is definitely at the core, but we’re huge fans of all sorts of American music, and all of that comes through as well. Obviously, there are elements of traditional country in what we do, elements of vintage rock and roll, soul and all that sort of stuff. We always try to stay grounded in that traditional blues centre, and at the same time branch out and do as many different things as we can while still keeping it consistent with the sound we’ve developed.”
Check out Tall Boogie, one of the tracks from 7 Cities, below.
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