"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"

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thanks And Farewell

It's been a hell of a ride these past few years, and we at THP have enjoyed every minute of it.  But the time has come to step back, admire what's been accomplished--the songs, the shows, the great pleasure of playing fun music for an awesome crowd--and call it a day.

We're closing up shop.

The past five years have been full of every kind of emotion, and even the hard times were satisfying in hindsight.  But it's time to move on to greener pastures.  It goes without saying that Marlon and Bull will still be pursuing original blues--somehow, some way--just no longer under the THP banner.

We wish everyone all the best.  Thanks for helping us keep the blues alive!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Dead Things Revived

We're happy to share a little snapshot of some of the Christmas cheer we were happy to spread at Goorin Bros this season.  Joining us was our awesome front lady, Jes.

Merry Christmas, x2!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas, Baby!

THP wants to thank everyone for a wonderful year, filled with new blues and new beginnings.  As a little Christmas gift, we wanted to offer an impromptu recording of one of Bull's favorite Christmas tunes, "Merry Christmas Baby" (and specifically the oh so soulful Charles Brown version).

This gift comes wrapped in the sound of two guitars, one mic, two glasses of whiskey, and some holiday cheer.  Have a very merry Christmas, baby!

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.