Bloom Street
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Bloom Street

Louisville, Kentucky, United States | SELF

Louisville, Kentucky, United States | SELF
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"Peak Summit 1"

"Bloom Street keeps our feet moving & our heads nodding" - Louisville Music News

"Peak Summit 2"

"Bloom Street wakes us up with pure funk fury" - Louisville Music News

"Cover Story"

"Local talents are blooming on stage" - Times-Leader

"Album Review"

For those who enjoy frolicking guitar riffs, lengthy instrumental solos, rhythmic, bouncy melodies and soulful vocals with a side of pleasant harmonies, look no further. Fully steeped in the influences of southern rock and blues, this album ties the common threads of those elements and never ceases to keep the listener engaged. It's a treat to hear a band that has the ability to flow seamless, weaving raucous jams, bluegrass roots, and slow, catchy melodic choruses that have you singing along. This album evokes a live setting and is best consumed with the volume cranked. You can dance or sit back, close your eyes and take in the good time. The band is.
- Leo

"Appetizing Louisville Rock"

Appetizing Louisville Rock

By Hunter Embry

With the release of their second album, Pure Goodness, the Louisville four-piece Bloom Street captures a breezy organic blend of genre-bending music that hints at soul, funk, blues and country, but remains deeply rooted in Southern rock 'n' roll. Bloom Street plants soulfully convincing melodies deep between thick grooving bass lines and confident drum beats.

"What a Beautiful Smile," the album opener, has an Allman Brothers feel that begins with a windy vocal harmony before sliding into an early morning jam. The smacking snare and thumping kick are tucked away by a blanket of guitars that combine screaming lead work, dirty Southern tones and a gentle acoustic guitar.

Singer Daniel Botula shows off a higher-pitched Warren Haynes-like vocal style that is seemingly mournful but is kept bright and optimistic by lyrics that describe the lovely smile of a wise old storyteller. Botula, along with guitarist Joe Bowers, bassist Keith Hill and drummer Alex Molina showcase their wide stylistic range throughout Pure Goodness.

On "Fly," Bloom Street toys with a Blues Traveler feel, in which the bass is crisp and the drums crisper, the guitars textured and the vocals raspy but filled with strong emotion. More than three minutes into the song, Bloom Street breaks into a Sublime-type reggae-rock groove accented by a hurricane of wild guitar solos.

Throughout the rest of Pure Goodness, Bloom Street totters about bloated bass lines and funk-tified guitar riffs ("Sweet Sophia"), psychedelic harmonies that channel a sound similar to MMJ ("Goddess") and wasted-heart delta-blues tones with crying slide guitars ("Done Me Wrong").

Pure Goodness is full of good rock 'n' roll songs that are both relaxing and intellectually satisfying. Botula's lyrics are mentally appetizing – while the rest of the band provides a large platform for the singer to spread his thoughts and vocal talents.

Get a taste over at - Louisville Music News


Keep On - 2002
Pure Goodness - 2009



Formed in the fall of 1997, Bloom Street is a four-piece with deep roots in improvisation. Over the past several years, they have continued to develop their own distinct sound. Primarily rock based, Bloom Street creates a genre-bending experience drawing from each members individual influences. You might hear high-speed bluegrass, infectious reggae, rightous funk and a latin melody all in the same song! Lead vocalist Daniel Botula sings with a raw energy & potency that hits you right in the heart while his guitar pulls you in. Guitarist Joe Bowers takes the groove in all the right places with his crafty rhythm's and fiery leads. Bassist Keith Hill plays with a real sense of groove that drives the the band into uncharted territory. Percussionist Alex Molina pulls it all together with a natural feel that is impeccable. Bloom Street's high-energy live performances boast unique original material that incorporate inspirational improvised jams. You never know what the band might play, maybe a set of Ween or Parliament like at one of their legendary Halloween Bashes or maybe a full blown rock odyessy.
The band has performed live on the air numerous times at 91.9 WFPK, Louisville Ky's NPR radio station. Bloom Street has been a part of the Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, Forecastle festival, Pennington Folk festival, Peak Summit Groove & Dance festival and many others playing alongside such bands as The Wailers, The David Grisman Quintet, Yonder Mountain String Band, Steve Kimock Band, Oteil & the Peacemakers and many other great bands. Bloom Street has also started it's own festival Bloomfest, which is in it's third year and growing .
With an ever-expanding repertoire and fan-base Bloom Street is intent on spreading their vision and energetic live shows around the mid-west region.