"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, December 24, 2013

We Had A Bull-y Day

We want to give a huge internet hug to everyone who came out to Connolly's on Saturday night.  (And there were a lot of you!)

Special thanks to Bull for sitting in on harp, and doing vocals on a few tunes.  Bull's a true bluesman.  And additional special thanks to Mikey, the drummer of the awesome jam band, BVDS, who gamely jumped in to get the set started while our beloved Paul was stuck trying to navigate midtown Christmas traffic.  Mikey plays a mean shuffle, and in the five minutes we knew him before he so magnanimously stepped onstage with us, he proved himself to be the best kind of person.  Paul only missed our opening tune, and Mikey left the kit all warmed up for him.  (And our set got pretty hot after that.)  Cheers!

Also in attendance was Marlon's three-month-old son, Cyril.  Congrats to Cy on his first blues gig--support that live music, son!--and to the city of New York's smoking ban which made it not a health hazard!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

We're Alive!

Hello, blues lovers!

It's been a while, and the band has gone through some changes but we've stayed busy and are coming out the other side soon.  The big news is that our lovely singer, Katie McCreary, scored a part in the national Phantom of the Opera tour.  This is a great career move for her, but it also means that she is now our former singer, which we are sad about.  But we'll smile through the tears; we're a blues band after all.

We have been auditioning new singers and have a pretty good idea of who we'd like fronting us, if we can make it happen.  More on that soon.

In the meantime, we've been writing music like gangbusters and have been playing instrumental sets (Ronnie Earl-style, we call it) until the singer situation is settled.  In fact, we have a gig on Saturday, the 21st, at our ol' standby, Connolly's Klub 45 in midtown.  Stop by at 9p for a killer set!

And who knows, someone awesome might show up to sit in with us!