The City Boys Allstars are back with a new album, Blinded By the Night, that showcases the band in a live setting, a record of a night in New York where the band reunited for a very rare public performance. I’ve had a fair amount of time to get to know the record now and can say that it has something a bit special about it.
This band are a little different from the majority of blues bands out there, in a world that forces bands to shrink purely to be economically viable this is a band that has taken the BB King approach with a slick sound and a big horn driven sound. It makes for something that sounds much bigger than most acts and allows them to easily switch between straight blues and more soul or jazz influenced numbers, all united by a massive sound and an undeniably huge groove.
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