For the past 10 years, Nashville rock ‘n’ roll band Blackfoot Gypsies has rocked stages in Europe and the US. They now have dropped that old name (it felt like a logical moment for a next step, with more self-awareness), but kept the same spirit. The new, honed premium brand in authentic American guitar music is called DeeOhGee, and they have three frontmen. Matthew Paige (guitar), Zack Murphy (drums) and Dylan Whitlow (bass) – they share vocal duties, and also grab timpani, pianos, banjos or harmoniums where necessary – play a combination of rhythm & blues, classic country, and glam rock. Their new full-length album, appropriately titled New Way of Life, is a testimonial of where they are now, a testimonial consisting of 11 swinging songs, that gets through best at loud volume. This is real music by skilled musicians – hooks! vocal harmonies! memorable lyrics! – and a sound to stamp along with a smile on your nodding head. This is fun to the max.
New Way of Life is out now digitally and on vinyl LP through WDGO Music.