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Monday, November 19, 2007

Blues Historian Review: Soul Searchers, The Soul Searchers


One of the great blues bands of Des Moines has a new disc out of retro cool blues. The Soul Searchers self titled CD has all of the cool of the great jump blues bands of the 1950s. Led by Scott Eggleston on Guitar and Malcolm Wells on Vocals and Harp, the Soul Searchers are without a doubt at their coolest on this recording. There is not a bad song on this disc. The Soul Searchers quietly lure you in with Nobody But You, and don't let go until the last song Here I Am. These guys have created and nurtured this sound since the early 90s, and like a fine wine they have only gotten better. In the early days Malcolm was only the harp player. However, once he started to sing the band truly started to grove. Malcolm has that hipster cool down pat, and he can blow a harp with the best of them. Eggleston on guitar is a master of tone, and always plays with taste. The rhythm section of Erich Gaukel(Bass) and Mark Grimm(Drums) keep the band moving like clock work.

I have been listening to this disc a lot, and I have Dimestore Detective running on my Internet radio station. This is a disc that the hardcore blues fan will love. Classic blues done right with passion and love. To buy the disc contact the Soul Searchers at their webpage HERE, Their myspace page here, or CD Baby HERE.

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