"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"

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!