Blackfoot Gypsies Handle It on LP
Handle It is the second full-length recording from raw rock and roll Nashvllle, TN band Blackfoot Gypsies. The band, originally a guitar/drums duo, has grown to a quartet for Handle It and drink from the same deep well as Zeppelin, The Stones and The Faces: delta blues and the foreboding ghosts of country music's past.
They blast out raw, classic rock & roll all dolled up in feathers, sequin jackets, vintage bell-bottoms and cowboy boots. And their wild shows have landed them on stage with the Alabama Shakes, White Fang and more. Founding members Matthew Paige, who "makes Keith Richards' riffs sound clean by comparison" (Creative Loafing) and drummer Zack Murphy have rounded out their sound with bassist Dylan Whitlow and Ollie Dogg on harmonica for this album.
The ten rollicking tracks on Handle It showcase Blackfoot Gypsies' "bombast of reckless experimentation" (The Downcast) with American music; "Under My Skin" bursts with bluesy psychedelia and "Spent All My Money" echoes Desire-era Dylan with finger-picked guitars and violin.
Handle It is the latest release on the Plowboy label, formed by punk legend Cheetah Chrome, professor/music historian Don Cusic and Eddy Arnold's grandson Shannon Pollard. The Plowboy catalog includes new albums from Bobby Bare, Cheetah Chrome and many more. The label was established to promote the legacy of Eddy Arnold and to provide a home for projects that focus on American music regardless of genre.
Blackfoot Gypsies Handle It Track Listing:
1. Scream My Name
2. Pork Rind
3. Under My Skin
4. Too Bad
5. Spent All My Money
6. In Your Mind
7. Dead On The Road
8. Snake Charmer
9. So Be It
10. Call Me After Midnight