Louisiana meets Jersey meets SoCal when Butler, Allen and McDaniel get together. They met while they were kids chasing rock glory in the heyday of 80s Los Angeles, the epicenter of the music business at the time.
Originally Marvin hails from Gansville, a small town in mid-Louisiana that's spitting distance from the Mississippi Delta. Butler is out of New Brunswick, New Jersey - an area known for jazz and funk, but it was also the hometown of James P. Johnson, founder of the stride piano style. Dray was an Army brat who lived in Maine and Texas before finally landing in San Diego.
Marvin states, "We all used to support each other's shows in L.A. and developed friendships beyond music."
Adds Butler, "We would jam a lot of blues, but never thought of putting a blues thing together. We felt you had to be an older guy with more wisdom of life to play it right."
Well, flash forward 30 years and guess what? It's time.
"We all stayed in great shape and can give any whippersnapper a run for his money!" laughs Dray.
released October 1, 2016
Marvin McDaniel - Guitar
Patrick Butler - Guitar
Andre Allen - Drums
Steve Hoshko - Bass
Julio Muniz - Percussion (Track 6)
Gary Bogdanoff - Engineer
CD Design - Joe Dean
CD Photography - John Roth
Recorded at Jahworks, Long Beach, CA
All titles composed by Patrick Butler © 2016
BAM would like to thank The Huddle, Costa Mesa, CA for use of the pool tables.
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