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“The Silks‘ music goes down easy like good bourbon on a hot day.”
-Boston Band Crush – Nick Murphy.
The sound is classic power trio of the blues-based variety. You know, The Devil’s music. You’ve got guitar pyrotechnics galore from frontman Tyler-James Kelly. Chicken-pickin or taking a soaring lead break, it’s quickly apparent Kelly’s on a whole other level. It makes you wonder just when did he get his first real six-string. Then there’s the voice. Ballsy, bluesy, however you want to describe it, it just sounds like ripping a telephone book in half and feels like scratching a really good itch. The rhythm section of Sam Jodrey on drums and Jonas Parmelee on the bass guitar chug-chugs and chop-chop-chops along. Fast songs, slow songs, it doesn’t matter. Its always all about the dance floor. The dance floor reciprocates.
Jamie McLean had a big decision to make in 2006. He could continue to tour the globe as the guitarist for New Orleans famed Dirty Dozen Brass Band playing sets at Madison Square Garden, Bonnaroo and Japans Fuji Rock. Or he could do it his way, take the road less traveled and begin to lead Jamie McLean Band.