The Biscuit Rollers
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May
08
The Biscuit Rollers @ Luray Town Festival

Luray, Virginia, USA

Luray, Virginia, USA

May
01
The Biscuit Rollers @ Shenandoah River Song Festival - Private

Luray, Virginia, USA

Luray, Virginia, USA

Feb
06
The Biscuit Rollers @ IBC Competition

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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“If you like acoustic country blues, you will like South-Bound Freight Train by the Biscuit Rollers. This group’s initial effort reflects the successful results of music selection, skilled instrumental work, and an excellent balancing of vocals and instrumentation, which includes guitar, banjo, harp and an occasional tambourine.

The 15 tracks run the gamut from slow to upbeat tunes, including an interesting interpretation of Eddie “Son” House’s Preachin’ the Blues. There are tracks that are new to me, like Having a Real Bad, that reflect lyrics dyed in the deep delta. There are also familiar tracks that are well done: 32-20, Kokomo, and I Can’t Be Satisfied. A unique touch the release offers is the inclusion of several brief tracks (30-40 seconds) allowing for solo performances.

The Biscuit Rollers have put together a solid release built around strong vocals backed by skilled musicians. This trip to the country is one worth taking, whether you’re walking, driving, or taking a freight train.”

Th Professah!


“The Biscuit Rollers ‘Southbound Freight Train’ is a prime example of modern musicians approaching blues with reverence and respect, and producing an album of blues with both a traditional feel and production style, but with a modern touch and sensibility. ‘Southbound Freight Train’ is an album of songs to listen to as a whole, as each song takes you on a sonic journey. ‘Delta’ meets ‘Piedmont’ blues finger-picking style is a delight.”

Dom Turner – The backsliders (Australia)

www.backsliders.com.au

http://profile.myspace.com/backsliders


"If you're into old soulful blues like Blind Willie, And Jimmy Reed, you'll like the Biscuit Rollers. Winners of the James River Blues Society competition, they already have their sights set to the national stage. Keep your eyes on the Biscuit Rollers"

Americana Rhythm Music Magazine -November 2008 - Mulitple


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South Bound Freight Train

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The Biscuit Rollers is a collection of blues musicians that found each other in the early part of 2006. After trying many combinations of musicians and other instruments, finally settled down with the basic core of The Biscuit Rollers. The three of us have come together because we want not only to play and sing the blues, our favorite music style!!, but also preserve the blues and educate the world of what the blues is all about. The blues is one of the few American Traditions that we can call our own. It is a major part of the American history and culture and The Biscuit Rollers want to share this culture with all of our fans. Blues has many children, Delta, Piedmont, Chicago, West coast, and Texas.. all are what the Blues is about and what TBR is about!!!

We are true believers of the Blues as a classic art form and want to share with anyone that wants to listen. We can play soft and gentle or we can get down with the best of them. We all come from different backgrounds and lives, but we share the single bond of the blues.

We did not invent the blues, but we have taken from the best in our history.... Robert Johnson, Son House, Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred Mcdowell, RL Burnside, Snooks Eaglin...... and we have tried to capture the emotion of these greats and added TBR styling to bring you our vision of the blues. We really hope you enjoy the music and feeling of The Biscuit Rollers and want to have more. We keep busy writing new songs, making old songs our own.

Our first CD “South Bound Freight Train”, a mixture of Delta, Piedmont and Chicago with a little old time music, was released in early 2008 and has been played on countless blues radio programs including a live performance on NPR. The band has played in several festivals including the Heritage Blues Festival in Wheeling, WV and won the James River Blues Society/Sedalia Center Blues Competition in July, 2008. We are very excited to represent JRBS at the 2009 IBC competition in Memphis, TN. Our new CD is available at cdbaby.com, itunes.com and live shows.

Booking Information:

Email: thebiscuitrollers@hughes.net
Phone: 540-280-5313

www.thebiscuitrollers.com
www.myspace.com/29national