Another press release this time from Osgood and Blaque
Osgood & Blaque Duo Band
Introducing a performance style so melodious and smooth, Osgood & Blaque Duo Band creates a panorama of multi-layered synthesis never before seen or heard throughout the music world! Just two musicians who can tango all the way!
Greg Osgood - Vocals and Keyboard (All drum, bass, piano, strings, horns and organ sounds played simultaneously)
Cee Blaque - Vocals and harmonica, tambourine
Osgood has the rare ability to harness an entire cataloge of sounds with just two hands; incorporating them simultaneously while holding a driving rhythm and fingering solo parts. Osgood introduces an extensive musical knowledge and a performance style so melodiously soothing, even in an acoustic setting, creating a panorama of multi-layered synthesis never before seen or heard throughout the entire music world.
"Osgood's keyboard and Blaque's harmonica, backed by their dual vocals, could easily be mistaken for a full-sized bandï¿½ - The Vicksburg Post
Blaque's powerful vocal delivery, carefully selected songs, and harmonic phrases are a deep personification of her heartfelt yearnings while growing up in and around the Mississippi Delta and Catfish Row. Blaque joined Osgood in 2003 to form Osgood & Blaque Duo Band.
ï¿½Blaqueï¿½s harmonica style has been called "seductive" by Cross Harp Chronicles Magazine, and indeed, her vocal performance offers intriguing embellishments to whatever she's singing, whether cover tunes or original material. Adding her own variety of harmonic calls, vocal scats coupled with authority and resilience, Blaque offers much more than meets the eye.
Earlier this year, the Nashville nominated Entertainer Indie Award duo recently performed at the public unveiling of a mural dedicated to Willie Dixon held in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Osgood & Blaque Duo Band has shared the stage with prominent performers like Jimmy Henderson of Black Oak Arkansas, Marvin Sease and the legendary Lenny Williams. October 6, 2007 found them performing at Vicksburg's Southern Cultural Heritage Center with Rufus McKay of the lengedary Red Tops. More recently, they performed on the mainstage at Vicksburg's Horizon Casino in Mississippi.
Though small and compact, Osgood & Blaque Duo Band has demonstrated that they can adapt, adjust and maintain in this high-tech world of music.
In 1993, Greg Osgood began seeking ways as a solo keyboardist to improve the image of the "one-man-band", to become more competitive in the local music market. Since then, Osgood has developed his musical skills in the area of performer, composer, computer specialist, arranger, side musician, teacher, mentor and music idealist. it wasn't long before Osgood put it all together to comprise what he calls a true "duo-band", operating much like a traditional band, actually playing the music instead of relying on the keyboard to produce it. In this way, Osgood manipulates the keyboard and creates "on-the-spot" styles, shaping a song to fit the desired taste of the audience and yet keeping pace with contemporary performers. And all this on just one simple, inexpensive digital keyboard.
Since their incorporation in 2003, Osgood & Blaque Duo Band's goal has been to magnify the small duo act into a big sounding unit, producing live performances comparable to a six-piece band. Indeed, they have achieved that goal. Though performing many clubs, festivals, restaurants and community events over the years, Osgood & Blaque Duo Band made significant history on October 6, 2007, as the first duo-band ever to play a casino stage in Mississippi, performing for the first time at Horizon Casino-Vicksburg's Mulberry Lounge.
The music instrument manufacturing industry has been encouraging more use with digital technology. Do you not agree that the efforts of Osgood & Blaque Duo Band should be perceived as a milestone step toward original, creative, economical and industry advantages for record labels, booking agents, promoters and the like, who are interested in taking the world of music to the next level?
We welcome onto the music scene Osgood & Blaque Duo Band, the next generation of high-tech performers!
The Good Is In The Man (2003)
(Walking On The Backstreet (2004)
Aint No Harm In Singin' The Blues (2005)
Brown Sugar (2005)
Through The Fire (2006)
Call Me Baby (2006)
Re-Birth of the Blues (2007
Back Yard Blues (2007)