Favorite

Hot Souse 

Say When (www.hotsouse.com)

A band versatile enough to show several musical faces sometimes risks diluting its identity, a fate that the Canton septet Hot Souse avoids. Blues sounds of the jump, Chicago, and Delta variety, along with old-school R&B, jazzy moments, and the occasional original track are all part of the group's arsenal.

While each member is a rock-solid contributor, the standout element here is the tag team of Laura and Sam Henderson. The former ranges from a cool, coquettish take on "Route 66" to a punchy, post-Joplin torch job on "It Hurt So Bad." The latter shines on a pair of the band's engaging originals, "Uphill Rider" and "Cryin' Out." In addition, there's enough good harmonica, sax, organ, and slide guitar goin' on here to keep this outfit workin' regular. Easily one of the region's freshest blues-based bands, Hot Souse is worthy of your attention.

Latest in Band of the Week

More by Duane Verh

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • John Cleese and the Holy Grail @ Akron Civic Theatre

    • Sat., Dec. 10
  • Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Concert @ Severance Hall

    • Sat., Dec. 10
  • John Evans @ Pickwick & Frolic/Hilarities East 4th

    • Sun., Dec. 11

© 2016 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation