Terence McArdle and Jumpin' Tonight
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"If Washington-based bluesman Terence McArdle set out to demonstrate his taste and talent on his debut CD, mission accomplished... covers a lot of ground with tributes to Rosco Gordon, Pee Wee Crayton, Roy Milton, Paul Gayten and other significant blues and jump artists and does so with plenty of road tested assurance." - Mike Joyce


"Terence's guitar is strong, with some ideas and licks that make you wonder where that one came from." - Dallas Blues Society


Discography

You Better Believe It!

1. 24 Hours A Day
2. Just A Little Bit
3. Tell Me What's The Reason
4. Comin' Home Baby
5. Something To Remember You By
6. Boogie For Pee Wee
7. Baby, Don't Do That
8. You Better Believe It
9. No More Doggin'
10. Irene
11. Mimona
12. Don't You Lie To Me
13. Sloppy Drunk
14. Sound The Bell

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Singer, guitarist, and bandleader Terence McArdle has done what all originals do: stirred together many blues and roots music styles into one uniquely his own. McArdle likes to keep his audience and his band guessing as he takes flight over the fretboard -- quite a musical trip but you never get lost along the way.
Fronting the blues band Big Trouble and the larger band Jumpin' Tonight, and as a sideman in several other bands-- most notably the Uptown Rhythm Kings-- Terence McArdle's guitar and vocal work has attracted fans throughout Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and the Mid-Atlantic region. He has shared stages with James Cotton, Robert Lockwood Jr., Danny Gatton, Bobby Radcliff, Bobby Parker, Johnny Rawls, and Smokey Wilson.
His debut CD, "You Better Believe It!" has placed high in the Living Blues magazine radio charts with airplay in over 100 markets on three continents.
As a young boy in Chicago, McArdle first heard the real blues while listening to the legendary dj Big Bill Hill. He remembers shopping with his older brother at Chicago's famed Jazz Record Mart and Rose's Discount for records by Muddy Waters and Elmore James. Moving to Washington, D.C. in his early teens, McArdle managed to get into clubs to see shows by blues guitar legends Otis Rush and Bobby Parker, events which sealed his desire to become a blues guitarist.
Says McArdle, "I've always loved that style of blues played by T-Bone Walker and B.B. King where the guitar just soars over one of those horn riffs that makes you stomp your foot -- make you want to get up and dance!"
With influences as diverse as Louis Jordan, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Pee Wee Crayton, Roy Milton, Clarence "Bon Ton" Garlow, Bill Jennings, Mickey Baker, Eddie Taylor, Guitar Slim and others, McArdle deserves a wider hearing as one of the freshest traditionalists in the blues scene today.
The current Jumpin' Tonight lineup features tenor saxophonist Jerry Queene and trumpeter Michael Powell, both former members of the Uptown Rhythm Kings, drummer Fred Hillyard and Louie Newmyer who doubles on upright and Fender bass. McArdle is available for large event and night club bookings with the five to six piece Jumpin' Tonight or with a smaller trio or quartet that performs under the name Big Trouble.