– Get It On
It On marks the debut release for Tripwire,
the smokin’ hot blues trio from Springfield,
Missouri. The rhythm section is made up of brothers
Stoney Lee Cottengim (bass, harp & vocals)
and Jody Guy Cottengim (drums & vocals)
leaving Nathan Boyce Melton on guitar and vocals.
These dudes are good, real good. I had opportunity
to catch them live in St. Louis for the Blues
Royale. While this CD is really good it doesn’t
compare to the live show these three put on.
Melton is a disciple of Stevie Ray, and he can
tear that strat up like it’s nobodies
business. The Cottengim Brothers are tight and
do a great job filling the blanks and giving
Nathan plenty of room to roam.
songs, five are originals. The tracks are:
1. Get Busy – plenty of bass
2. Nashville Blues – a tasty
original with raw vocals and tame, well balanced
guitar parts, until you get to the solo and
Nathan cuts way loose.
3. Ain’t Drunk Just Drinking
– I really liked this version of Albert
Collins song, it’s now on my iPod.
4. Innocence – another
full of feeling blues tune, yep, I liked it
5. Backtrackin’ –
dynamite guitar solo.
6. Cadillac Back – bit
of rockabilly swing about selling his Cadillac
for fifty bucks. I think Jody is singin’
on this tune while Stoney treats us to his harp
7. Get It On – funky
Motown bass line and heavily distorted guitar.
8. 430-CRY – this whole
song is a fast paced guitar solo. This one will
give you an adrenaline rush.
9. Little Wing – an instrumental
version of the Jimi Hendrix song.
really get a thrill hearing a new CD like this
– whatta’ rush. I think these guys
are outstanding and are one of the best blues
bands to come from Missouri! Albert King once
said “If you don't dig the Blues you gotta
have a hole in your soul!" This is in your
face intense blues – you gotta like it
otherwise, you need help. Visit these guys on
the web at their cyber home www.tripwireblues.com.
for now, peace.