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MuddCats

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada | SELF

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
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"Radio NL Interview"

see our website for the audio interview www.muddcats.com - With Peter Olsen- CHNL 610 AM


"98.3 CIFM"

see our website for the full audio interview. www.muddcats.com - With Stan and Henry - 98.3 CIFM


"CD review"


It is always nice when I get the opportunity to review a CD of a group from my hometown, especially when the CD is Blues and it is as good as this one.

Muddcats "Good, Bad, N' Blue" really is a homegrown effort with all the songs being written by the Muddcats front men Brad Davis & David J. Piggin. Brad and David are also in on the Cover Art and Photo's along with Michelle Davis, and longtime Volunteer Photogragher of the old Blues Underground Network (Kamloops Chapter), Barbara Zimonick. The CD was also recorded in Kamloops, at Awdio Empire.

The first track on Muddcats "Good, Bad, N' Blue" is called "Low Down Dirty Shame", and it sums up my feelings about the CD, because it really is a Low Down Dirty Shame that Good, Bad, N' Blue did not get the attention it deserved especially on a national scale.

"Low Down Dirty Shame" was a great choice for the first track and it was one of my favorites and I believe it was the one most played on the air waves.

Track 2 "Doubletimin'", Track 3 "Down To The River", and Track 4 "Black Widow Baby", continue to move the CD along that keep you in a good foot tappin' mood. To me, they are reminiscent of Steve Ray Vaughn Songs. Beautiful Guitar Work & Lyrics. (Going Down To The River To Wash Away The Blues).

Track 5 "If I had A Dollar" and Track 6 "Good, Bad, N' Blue" is where they slow the tempo down a bit and turn up the emotion that comes from singing about blues, especially those blues that comes from the grand illusion that love can sometimes envelope us in, especially if it is love lost or gone bad.

The second half of "Good, Bad, N' Blue" is just as enjoyable and impressive as the first with highlights for me being, Track 9 "If I Have The Blues", & Track 12 "Watermelon Wine" with the magical work of Kamloops Own Master Musician Gary Gagne on Sax, & Track 10 "Best I Can" with the masterful guitar solo's from David J. Piggin and Dan Sezebel Jr.

Although the MuddCats have gone through a few changes since "Good, Bad, N' Blue" was released, the line-up for this CD, were as follows:

Vocals: Brad Davis
Guitar: David J. Piggin
Guitar & Drums: Dan Sezebel Jr.
Drums: Brad Klenk
Bass: Terry Strudwick
Saxophone: Gary Gagne
Harmonica: David J. Piggin

All in all "Good, Bad, N' Blue" is a masterful debut for the Muddcats and a pure pleasure to have in my collection and listen to.

- John Vermilyea - Webmaster of Bluesundergroundnetwork.com
October 25, 2007 - John Vermilyea - Webmaster of Bluesundergroundnetwork.com


Discography

MuddCats - Good, Bad, N' Blue

This Album has been played on 70 plus radio stations across Canada.

Several songs in regular rotation.

June 2005 hit no. 2 on Croatia Blues Radio

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Bio

Brad Davis and Dave Piggin formed MuddCats and have fronted for Sue Foley at the Blues Underground Networks �Blue Grotto�. This past year we opened for The Powder Blues Band at the fundraiser for CFBX Radio. Brad Davis brings a soulful and funky blues vocal, creativity and many years of stage and recording experience to the the group which is complimented by Dave's solid bluesy sound, musicianship, creativity and many years of experience. Kelly Spencer a veteran on the music scene brings a funky bass line to the mix, along with a smooth vocal to sweeten it all. Brad Klenk one of the hardest working and hardest hitting drummers this side of Edmonton brings the technical ability of years of playing and honing his craft to the table.