- Start: 29 May 2015 8:00 pm
SCB presents…New York blues punk kings and Norton Records recording artistes DADDY LONG LEGS with special guests THE SCHOEMER FORMATION!
Friday, May 29 / 9pm doors / $5
From the esteemed Norton Records label comes one of the wildest and most exciting groups of the current roots and blues revolution! DADDY LONG LEGS is named for its harp-blowing, blues-bellowing front man, Brian Hurd—a blues hollerer who blurs any definition by age or color. He growls, barks, yelps, and wails without sounding like an imitation of anyone or anything. This is simply pull-the-cord-and-let-the-
snot-fly blues. His partners in crime are cut from the same sweat-and-whiskey-soaked cloth. Guitarist Murat Akturk cranks out everything from powerhouse country blues rhythms to slinky-assed multi-stringed slide riffs that bump and grind up against Hurd’s harp. Drummer Josh Styles keeps it simple and right on, sometimes locking in with his bandmates for a triple-punch deep-as-Hell-itself groove; other times head-down and leading the charge himself, slamming shovelfuls of coal into the beast. The resulting gutsy, rocking blues spans the gamut from the churning romp of “Death Train Blues” to the nasty hoodoo stomp of “Evil Eye.” Yeah, you’ve heard players bring the train into the station before—but by the time Daddy Long Legs wrestles the thing to a halt, everyone’s covered in sweat.
THE SCHOEMER FORMATION is a Hudson Valley-based spoken word/music project comprised of author Karen Schoemer (words, vocals) and underground rock ’n’ roll legends Eric Goulden (bass guitar, electric fuzz bass) and Amy Rigby (keyboards, electric guitar). The trio formed in early 2014 has been “wowing and waking unsuspecting patrons with a combination of big riffs and poetic lyrics in the tradition of the Doors, Suicide, and Two Lone Swordsmen [?]” ever since. This show marks their return to the Half Moon after a too-long hiatus!