Moreland And Arbuckle Promised Land Or Bust on LP
Alligator Records Label Debut from Roots Rock/Blues Band Produced by Matt Bayles
Groundbreaking blues-rock trio, Moreland & Arbuckle, from Wichita, KS, plays a blistering, garage rock-informed brand of blues and roots music, forging a sound of their own and building a large, loyal worldwide fan base since 2005 thanks to releases like 2013's acclaimed 7 Cities. Moreland & Arbuckle is also a riveting live act just burning with energy, having honed their sound over the course of countless raucous live performances. They've had the honor of sharing stages with legends like George Thorogood, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy and Los Lonely Boys.
Promised Land Or Bust is as deep as delta blues and heavy as thundering rock, as the band continues to wring hard-hitting, modern roots music from traditional forms. Aaron Moreland's guitar stays groove-friendly while firing off sledgehammer riffs, Dustin Arbuckle's raucous singing and harp playing reinforce the relentless drive of the music, and both are barely held in place by Kendall Newby's propulsive drumming. Even when the throttle is pulled back for a loping folk-tinged ballad or a noir-ish blues worthy of Tom Waits, the band's intensity and raw emotion shine through.
"Deeply satisfying...gritty soul and blues with garage overtones and fire-and-brimstone vocals." – Living Blues