Tripwire Blues Band
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Tripwire Blues Band

Springfield, MO | Established. Jan 01, 1999 | SELF

Springfield, MO | SELF
Established on Jan, 1999
Band Blues Blues Rock


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"Tripwire – Get It On"

Get It On marks the debut release for Tripwire, the smokin’ hot blues trio from Springfield, Missouri. The rhythm section is made up of brothers Stoney Lee Cottengim (bass, harp & vocals) and Jody Guy Cottengim (drums & vocals) leaving Nathan Boyce Melton on guitar and vocals. These dudes are good, real good. I had opportunity to catch them live in St. Louis for the Blues Royale. While this CD is really good it doesn’t compare to the live show these three put on. Melton is a disciple of Stevie Ray, and he can tear that strat up like it’s nobodies business. The Cottengim Brothers are tight and do a great job filling the blanks and giving Nathan plenty of room to roam.

Nine songs, five are originals. The tracks are:

1. Get Busy – plenty of bass

2. Nashville Blues – a tasty original with raw vocals and tame, well balanced guitar parts, until you get to the solo and Nathan cuts way loose.

3. Ain’t Drunk Just Drinking – I really liked this version of Albert Collins song, it’s now on my iPod.

4. Innocence – another full of feeling blues tune, yep, I liked it a lot.

5. Backtrackin’ – dynamite guitar solo.

6. Cadillac Back – bit of rockabilly swing about selling his Cadillac for fifty bucks. I think Jody is singin’ on this tune while Stoney treats us to his harp playing.

7. Get It On – funky Motown bass line and heavily distorted guitar.

8. 430-CRY – this whole song is a fast paced guitar solo. This one will give you an adrenaline rush.

9. Little Wing – an instrumental version of the Jimi Hendrix song.

I really get a thrill hearing a new CD like this – whatta’ rush. I think these guys are outstanding and are one of the best blues bands to come from Missouri! Albert King once said “If you don't dig the Blues you gotta have a hole in your soul!" This is in your face intense blues – you gotta like it otherwise, you need help. Visit these guys on the web at their cyber home

Ciao' for now, peace.
Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen, CBP
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- Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen, CBP


2001-Live at the Player's Club
2005-Get It On
2010-Tryin To Get Home

2016- Boom Box Quality



Many words have been used to describe this blues trio from Southwest Missouri, “High energy, rock solid, intense, a blues machine!” Their performances have continually earned rave reviews from blues fans, the music press, and industry professionals throughout the midwest. Tripwire formed in the summer of ‘99, and began performing blues with the showmanship, intensity, and energy of souls on fire. This has propelled Tripwire to the front of the blues music scene regionally, performing at the most noted blues venues across the midwest. Tripwire has represented two of the Ozarks most active blues societies five times at the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN. With their fifth CD currently in production, Tripwire, continues to carry on the blues tradition, performing as headliners, as well as sharing the bill with some of the most popular names in the business; Tommy Castro, North Mississippi Allstars, Fabulous Thunderbirds, and BB King, just to name a few! The band also finds time in their busy schedule to perform at some of the region’s biggest charity events, promoting awareness of blues music while raising money for many various charitable organizations and blues society projects.