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"The Buicks' CD"

Philadelphia-based R&B band, the BUICKS, are about as tight an outfit as you can find in the Northeastern U.S.. Their first full-length album on Delaware-based
Teletone Records showcases a band full of soul, swagger, original songs and a democratic appeal. Ten of the album's twelve songs were written by some combination of rhythm guitarist, Joe Borghi; sax player, Mike Reinig; lead guitarist Jay LaBoy; and most of the time lead vocalist and all time harp player, Guy Stasik. Reinig, LaBoy and Stasik all share lead vocals on the album as well. The only covers are a funky version of Ann Peebles' 1973 hit for Hi Records, I Can't Stand the Rain and a fairly straighforward version of, A Good Fool is Hard to Find, a song recorded by Albert Collins on his 1986 Alligator release, Cold Snap.


Original song highlights include the fun, foot-stomping groove of The More You Drink (The Better We Sound) and the sexy longing of Fourth of July, where Guy Stasik's voice, Mike Reinig's saxaphone and Jay LaBoy's guitar marry for one moving lover's plea. Another, the ballad, Stayin' In Tonight, where Mike Reinig's saxaphone, a solitary appearance by Glenn Bickel on Hammond B3, and Guy Stasik's voice all meet to stir up a special sound that only comes from the utmost heart and professionalism.


The sound of the BUICKS is twenty years of unmistakable chemistry, love of music, playful spontaneity, and all around having a good time. All six members of the band are seasoned players with the unique voices and experience necessary to form an unforgettable band.


Mark Coltrain
Living Blues Magazine - Issue 187 Nov/Dec 2006
- Living Blues Magazine - Issue 187


"From Italy"

"A regional group only? The Buicks are much more, blending seamlessly Blues shuffles, thunderous rock and some good song-writing samples. The overall emphasis is on the ensemble in which each instrumentalist works off the other...A very solid effort indeed."

Luca Lupoli
(www.ilpopolodelblues.com)

- www.ilpopolodelblues.com


"The Buicks' CD"

"Satisfying slab of boisterous blues-rock featuring witty originals like 'Two Bare Hands' and
'The More You Drink (the Better We Sound)'".

Thomas J. Cullen III
President of the Bucks County Blues Society

- Bucks County Blues Society


"The Buicks' New CD"

"The energy and intensity of The Buicks new release
overwhelmed us. Every track made us smile more! It
was well worth the wait"

Lenny and Annie Norvilla
BluesNite productions
- BluesNite productions


"The Buicks in Rosedale, MD"

"The Buicks powerful, infectious R&B... packed the dance floor.
These guys are incredible."

Crawlin Kingsnake
BBS Blues Calendar (www.mojoworkin.com) - www.mojoworkin.com


"The Buicks at Phillyblues Live"

"The best band to ever grace our stage...period"

Phillyblues LIVE
- Phillyblues LIVE


Discography

Dirty Streets - 2000
The Buicks - 2006

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Philadelphia-based R&B band, the BUICKS, are about as tight an outfit as you can find in the Northeastern U.S.. Their first full-length album on Delaware-based Teletone Records showcases a band full of soul, swagger, original songs and a democratic appeal. Ten of the album's twelve songs were written by some combination of rhythm guitarist, Joe Borghi; sax player, Mike Reinig; lead guitarist Jay LaBoy; and most of the time lead vocalist and all time harp player, Guy Stasik. Reinig, LaBoy and Stasik all share lead vocals on the album as well. The only covers are a funky version of Ann Peebles' 1973 hit for Hi Records, I Can't Stand the Rain and a fairly straighforward version of, A Good Fool is Hard to Find, a song recorded by Albert Collins on his 1986 Alligator release, Cold Snap.

Original song highlights include the fun, foot-stomping groove of The More You Drink (The Better We Sound) and the sexy longing of Fourth of July, where Guy Stasik's voice, Mike Reinig's saxaphone and Jay LaBoy's guitar marry for one moving lover's plea. Another, the ballad, Stayin' In Tonight, where Mike Reinig's saxaphone, a solitary appearance by Glenn Bickel on Hammond B3, and Guy Stasik's voice all meet to stir up a special sound that only comes from the utmost heart and professionalism.

The sound of the BUICKS is twenty years of unmistakable chemistry, love of music, playful spontaneity, and all around having a good time. All six members of the band are seasoned players with the unique voices and experience necessary to form an unforgettable band.

Mark Coltrain
Living Blues Magazine - Issue 187 Nov/Dec 2006