"The Shady Bear Sessions" Studio Recordings Are Here!

Listen to and download the new EP, After the Storms, here.

"...the combination of traditional blues with a contemporary sound that makes THP unique"

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Goorin Bros Show

We'll be back at Goorin Bros in Park Slope for two more acoustic sets.  Drop in on Saturday, December 10th, for the old time-y atmosphere and stay for the old time-y blues.

We fire up the acoustic guitars and harmonicas at 6p!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hell Phone

We'll be doing an acoustic set at the lovely Brooklyn speakeasy, Hell Phone, on Saturday, Oct. 22nd.  We power up the acoustic guitars at 11p!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Your History Comes With You

The latest acoustic song is a slight departure for us.  It's an instrumental that falls into more of a folk vein.  But nevertheless, the play between the harmonicas and guitar carries emotions very familiar to the blues.

Your History Comes With You is an instrumental which remembers.

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Lion Tamer Rag

This Friday release is a little....out there.  We know it.  But writing a rag was incredible fun, even if it spun in unforeseen directions.  Marlon exorcised some demons and got to use his outside voice.  (And Bull takes a classic NOLA-style whistle solo!)  Also: who doesn't love blues that features a glockenspiel?

Check out The Lion Tamer Rag, a N'Awlin's kinda thing but with THP's original touch.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Unkind World Blues

It's Friday!  And that means more original blues off the latest THP album, "Unkind World Blues."

This song features a two-fer of firsts: Marlon not only plays slide for the first time on a THP studio track, but he dusts off the ol' voicebox and has a go at singing the words, not just writing them.

"Unkind World Blues" is about as low, slow, and old timey as you can get.  Enjoy!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Blues For Ronnie Earl

Ronnie Earl--the man from Rego--just happens to be one of the most soulful players out there.  We're delighted to play one for him.  Check out Blues for Ronnie Earl.

Ronnie Earl is one of the great blues guitarists, made greater by his humble nods to those whose spirit he admires, in songs like "Blues for Otis Rush"; "Blues for Martin Luther King"; "Blues for the Homeless"; etc.

This instrumental is a tribute to his spirit, written and performed with THP's own humble nod to his classic, soulful style.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


The next acoustic tune is live!

Keb' Mo's original version of "Angelina" is such a lovely little ditty that we just had to make her ours.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Bull's Bourbon Blues

So it begins...

"Bull's Bourbon Blues," the first song off the new acoustic blues album, Bare Bones, is live now.  Listen here.

The song is written by Mr. Bull "the Michael" LoBue, who sings and plays rhythm guitar and harmonica on the track, and features Marlon on a lap steel that he built with his very own hands.

The next song to be released is Keb' Mo's "Angelina."  Look for it next week, August 19th!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

One Week

The slow release of the new acoustic album, Bare Bones, begins next Friday with the original tune, "Bull's Bourbon Blues," written by THP's own multi-instrumentalist, Michael "the Bull" LoBue.

We'll have Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and ReverbNation links up and running.  (And you'll be able to download the new song for free on Bandcamp.)

And then, a week from next Friday, there will be a second song.  And you'll just have to come back to see what it is....

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Guitar Practice

If only this video had been around when I was learning guitar.  It would have saved me so much time.