N Blues Thats Alright
Mark Sells: lead & rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Bill Leyva: bass, backing vocals
Mike Rincon: Hammond B3, Korg CX3
David Urguidi: Tenor Sax
Andy Mendoza: drums (4 & 5), backing vocals
Ron Villarreal: drums (1, 2 & 3)
a business trip back in 2000ish I caught
a live show of the Brothers N Blues at
B.B. Kings club in Universal City (Los Angeles).
My first thought was they were pretty good,
I scratched my head and thought hmm, a Christian
blues band, why not.
was originally intended as a three-song demo
to showcase the addition of organ and sax. What
we get is a five song EP CD, somewhere shy of
a full release and greater than a demo. Id
say a nice, low-carb helping of the Brothers
4 & 5 are both live versions, recorded at
Calvary Chapel Montebello on 5/6/04.
1. Calling My Lord slow electric blues
with a killer guitar solo, wow.
2. Thats Alright a fast paced rockabilly
tune reminiscent of the fifties, as an added
bonus we get a Chuck Berry like guitar solo.
3. Dont Understand It vocals are
a bit more powerful and well harmonized, the
horn added a jazzy, swingin feel. The
Hammond was very, very cool. There aint
nothin like a Hammond.
4. Need Your Live sax throughout and
a distorted guitar solo that rocked. Id
bet there was no one left sitting for this performance.
5. Im Lookin Up primarily
bass and drums, the vocals were rich and soulful,
the backing vocals were a great touch.
years later I have joined a blues band also
playing worship songs, these guys were the first
I heard and a source of motivation & inspiration
for me. I hope to share the stage with the brothers
at some point soon. Until then, lets get
them to the Midwest! Hey guys, get back to the
studio and finish this up! I want more. Visit
their site www.brothersnblues.com,
buy their CD, and spread the word.
excellent, short, but real sweet. 4.7337
for now, peace.