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

"This is just good music, from start to finish"

"Old school...heartfelt"

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Trashy Videos

A fan was kind enough to send in some video of our gig at Trash Bar last week.  Enjoy!

And here's our version of the classic, "All Your Love":

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sophisticated Trash

Ah, Trash Bar.  Rumors are you are closing your doors soon, to be replaced by condos.  We are very sad about that because tonight was delightful, and there should be more nights like tonight in the future, but alas.

Thanks to all who came out.  And special thanks to a certain Mr. David Leavitt, who rocked the drums on his very first time out.

Catch the next one at Leftfield (downstairs), not this Friday but next, May 29th!  We turn the amps on at 9pm!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

B.B. King

The world lost a giant of the blues yesterday.  As Clapton noted, in a vlog following B.B.'s death, there are very few people anymore who play the kind of raw, unadulterated blues that B.B. lived by.  He's of a sadly dying breed, which makes his death that much more of a loss since there is no one in the wings who can step in to fill that void.  He will be dearly missed.

The kind is dead.  Long live the king.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Together Again And It Feels So Good

THP heads back to Shady Bear Recording studio today to begin work on the forthcoming EP.  It's gonna feel great to sink back into the cushy chairs in the basement studio again and bang out some blues for summer.  Check back for updates!

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Good Word From Showpitch

Twitter is proving to be fun.

A new music platform looking to bring together artists, venues, promoters, and producers--Showpitch--gave us a nice shout-out.

Hey, thanks!  And we concur: go check out Little Heartbeat on our Showpitch page and tap some toes this afternoon!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sweet Honey From The PaperBox

There was a skilled vidoegrapher in our midst at The PaperBox, a Mr. Kevin Vonesper, and he recorded our closing tune of the evening, "Where the Honey Goes."  Check out the tune below, and go say hi to Kevin here.

Friday, April 10, 2015

B.B.'s Thing

All of us here at THP Central are always working on our craft.  After all, when we get together to play the blues live we strive to be more than the sum of our parts, so it helps if those parts are as good as they can be.

All to say, the indefatigable music connoisseur, Mr. M. Twiggs, at the inestimable Soulful45's (and Mighty Burners), had a few kind words for a solo instrumental tune Marlon worked up not long ago, a nod to the master called "B.B.'s Thing."  Twiggs says, "Marlon really heats things up on the guitar" with this one!

Check out the music critic's full thoughts along with Marlon's sounds, here.

P.S.  And our best wishes go out to the legend himself, B.B. King, who was hospitalized recently.  The band kept the fingers on our fretting hands, our vocal cords, and our drum sticks crossed all week in the hopes of a speedy recovery.  Looks like our hopes were answered!  Can't keep a good man down.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sneak Peek

We like to share our process, here at THP central.  So here's a sneak peek at a tune so new, Marlon and Jasmin are in the very middle of working it out.  We call it "The House of Beauty."  Take a look!


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Blues With Ronnie Earl

Three of the THP five saw Ronnie Earl play B.B. King's last night.  (Ronnie said it was the first time he'd played there.)  The legend played an incredible 2 1/2 hours straight through, doing his signature mixture of instrumentals and vocalist-fronted tunes.  Ronnie's devotion to improvisation created some magical moments of communion and some human moments of miscommunication, but both were wonderful.

Ronnie indulged in another signature move of his--walking through the crowd--where our bassist, Donald, had the opportunity to snap this awesome pic.

As Ronnie said, "peace and love!"

Update: Marlon had a total geek moment over this.  Twitter's existence has been justified:

Monday, March 2, 2015

Dreams Of (Wine And) Roses

Come out and see us at Shrine on Tuesday, March 3rd.  All original blues!  10pm start!