HowellDevine's new upcoming CD "HOWL".....recorded at Greaseland Studios by engineer/musician extraordinaire Kid Christoffer Lund Andersen & his ace assistant Robby Yamilov.... will soon arrive.
We are very exited about our upcoming new CD "HOWL" release this fall, and also excited about presenting our release / Liquid light & cinema show at the wonderful Freight and Salvage in Berkeley!
Our friends Pete Madsen and Celeste Kopel will be opening the show for us, and liquid light show pioneer George Holden will be putting on a cinematic show just above our heads that will be a visual delight to all!
HowellDevine, became the first blues band Arhoolie Records (Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton) signed in 27 years. Triple threat talent Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) and percussion savant Pete Devine (drums, washboard) plus string bassist Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past. HowellDevine breaks from the norm, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than simple backing for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago.