Hoochie Coochie Men
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Hoochie Coochie Men

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Dismissing The Hoochie Coochie Men as poseurs would be an understantable oversight: They're the house band at the Blues Bouquet. Three members are co-owners of the bar.
Nightclub operators pretending to be musicians? Not even close.
The Hoochies rank among the best blues acts in the valley.
They're seasoned, skilled players who put their chops to wise use here, delivering everything from 12-bar blues to boogiewoogie and funk.
The group unveils plenty of upbeat, traditional dance-blues tracks - but also branches out. The cover of Sam and Dave's "Soothe Me" is an interesting choice. But this group burns brightest when the members get dirty: "Jaguar Blues" blends soul with early '70s mean-streets guitar. "Funky Ways" more
than lives up to its name. And "Back in Idaho" - with its snarling guitar, freon-organ grind and deeppocket drumming -lays a foundation that would support James Brown's posse. The Hoochie Coochie Men don't just set fire to your rug-cutting shoes -- they curl your lip, too.
..... The vast majority of " For A Good Time, Call .. ." is a flat-out party. The Hoochie Coochie Men have diversified their sound with styles that make the blues more accessible. That, in itself, is a reason to give these guys a call.

-Michael Deeds
- The Idaho Statesman


CD: "For A Good Time Call"



As house band and owners of Boise, Idaho's Blues Bouquet for 11 years, The Hoochie Coochie Men had the opportunity to back up many visiting solo artists. Billy Boy Arnold: "the best back-up band I've ever played with." Other artists backed included Pinetop Perkins, Carey Bell, AC Reed, Michelle Willson, Phil Guy, Coco Montoya and MANY more. Two appearances at the Waterfront Blues Festival.
The Hoochie Coochie Men feature three distinct singer/songwriters and a large variety of music influences including Chicago Blues, New Orleans Funk, Swing, Jump Blues, Memphis Soul, Texas Blues and Rock. Three part vocal harmonies are a identifying feature and often emulate a horn section. ALL songs are HIGH energy!
Besides original songs, the band admires Howling Wolf, Elmore James, Professor Longhair, JB Lenoir, Albert King, James Brown, Sam and Dave, Otis Rush, T-Bone Walker and Little Walter Jacobs-to name a few.