April 05, 2014

Col. Bruce Hampton: Pharoah's Kitchen + Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton DVD

When you have been a respected musician for 50 years, the blues will coming looking for you and not the other way round. Col. Bruce Hampton was a founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, played with Frank Zappa, Mike Gordon and Widespread Panic and has been revered as a major force of surrealistic guitar playing.

For his new album Pharoah's Kitchen he stuck to broad strokes and bare-bones blues with a bit of country. The weirdness is in the lyrics, with The Grogans Have Arrived and Manzello Freeze as the prime examples. The Colonel is still without peers, leading his fellow musicians and live audience through his private parallel universe of left of center avant-garde blues.

Col. Bruce Hampton: guitar, vocals
James ‘Jez’ Graham: piano, bass, sitar
A.J. Ghent: sacred steel
Marlon Patton: drums
Ben Williams: drums
Jonny Knapp: potarth
Daniel Groover: MVP and Best Defense

Band of Outsiders is released thru Ropeadope.

  1. Pharaoh's Kitchen
  2. The Grogans Have Arrived
  3. Black Cat On My Shoulder
  4. The Dots Go Where I Say They Go
  5. Manzello Freeze
  6. Surrender
  7. Right Now
  8. Don't Go In That Room
  9. Money Man

Basically Frightened
The 2012 documentary Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton has been released on DVD. Features Chuck Leavell, Dave Schools, Mike Gordon, John Popper, Derek Trucks and Billy Bob Thornton discussing the importance of the Colonel as a musical force and source of inspiration.

Live dates:
  • 04/05 Atlanta, GA @ Red Light Cafe
  • 04/12 Asheville, NC @ The Bywater
  • 04/19 Valdosta, GA @ Lucky's
  • 04/25 Toronto, Ontario @ 3030 Dundas West
  • 04/26 Hamilton, Ontario @ This Ain't Hollywood
  • 05/01 New Orleans, LA @ The Republic - Down On The Bayou
  • 05/03 Atlanta, GA @ Northside Tavern
  • 05/10 Athens, GA @ Hendershots
  • 05/24 Springfield, GA @ Mars Theatre
  • 05/25 Long Creek, SC @ Long Creek Music Festival

» colbruce.com

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