Friday, May 7, 2010
Moreland And Arbuckle's "Flood" Of Blues
Here's a new May 2010 interview with Dustin Arbuckle, of the roots/blues duo Moreland and Arbuckle. The band has released an amazing record called "Flood" on Telarc Records, which combines the best of throbbing, Mississippi hill country blues, with haunting, delta style and traces of country and rock as well. It's a brilliant sonic landscape. Dustin talks in delth about the new CD - what it was like going into this record with a now decade-old musical partnership with bandmate Aaron Moreland. Dustin also chats about the history of the band (and how bringing in drummer Brad Horner marked an evolution in the band's sound). There's a great instrumental flair that this band has. Dustin is a harmonica ace, and Aaron Moreland plays a fuzzed-out cigar box guitar, along with a host of other sounds that combine for a pulsating, often times eerie vibe - devilishly cool. Dustin talks about all of that as well. Make sure to check these guys out at www.morelandandarbuckle.com for more on their history, and their smoking back catalog. Thanks so Dustin for the interview, it was great to talk music with him. Note - the band will be playing in my area in July at the Briggs Farm Blues Festival. If you're anywhere near the area, try to stop by.
Listen To The May 2010 Interview With Dustin Arbuckle: