Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mike Null takes China sabbatical

We are very excited to announce guitarist's Mike Null's three-month musical sabbatical to China!

Mike is taking his satellite project, humbly named "The Mike Null Blues Band," to the other side of the world to play The House of Blues and Jazz in Shang Hai until December! You can learn more about his trip and follow him as he funks up the Orient at his blog. We've also enlisted him to do some on-location reporting for us about what it's like to be a young, good-looking, killer American guitar player in the most populated city in the most populated country in the world. And we've given him specific instructions to GET US A GIG in China! So check back here for more updates from our roving six-stringer. We wish you all the best, Mike, and as Confusious says, "He who breaks a leg, must sit down to play." Or something like that...

"What on earth will you do without Mike?" you might ask? Never fear, for the 'Slacks always pull it off with the grace and soul that's kept us running for eight long years now. We're pleased as punch to announce our fill-in "acting" guitar ace, Mike Duke. Mr. Duke has a very long and impressive musical resume, having been the musical director and guitarist for Johnny Adams and Mighty Sam McClaine, and having performed with the likes of Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Cab Calloway, The Coasters, The Drifters, and dozens of New Orleans artists. Mike Null's sabbatical offers us the chance to perform with (and for our fans to witness) a tried and tested veteran guitarist of the American soul and funk scene. We're truly thrilled. Come check us out over the next couple of months and let us know what you think!

And be sure to wish Mike Null the best of luck out there in Chinatown. Come home safe!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Check out our live tracks on MySpace

We are posting some great live tracks from our Thursday Cantab gigs on our MySpace jukebox. Check out our two most recent adds: the Dyke and the Blazers classic dance tune "The Wobble," and our funkified version of "Night Train."

Check out more live cuts.