Straight-up, muscular blue-collar blues out of New Jersey is what this band offers.
If you like your blues down and dirty then Vin Mott certainly delivers them.
This solid debut heralds the arrival of an important young talent. East Coast harmonica fans should be on the
lookout for Vin Mott.
It’s an old school sound and the recording displays a natural talent, good songwriting, and like a high jumper “he’s up and over the bar”. An auspicious debut.
It’s good to see musicians of any age brining forth the blues in a traditional manner, and catching Vin Mott’s Rhythm and Blues Band live in the NJ area is a great way to get that comforting sound delivered by a fresh face. And for those not close to the NJ haunts of Vinny, grab this CD and bide your time because I have a feeling it won’t be long before he’ll be paying visits to an area near you.
Backed by Vin Mott’s Rhythm and Blues Band, Vin takes center stage on the release with raw Blues vocals and harmonica blasts. The band stand firm with demands, set goals, and marinate contemporary human conditions in slow cooked Blues.
The numbers were recorded live in the studio and because of that fact the music exudes the highly evocative atmosphere of a smoky down at heel Chicago blues club; and ‘Vin’s’ subtle and caressing harmonica work is a delectable amalgamation of his heroes, who in no particular order are Howlin’ wolf, little Walter, muddy waters, Steve Guyer, Johnny Copeland, Kim Wilson and William Clarke.