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Ten Thousand Watts

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Ten Thousand Watts
Ten Thousand Watts


Altered Five Blues Band makes music with a swaggering stomp of bruising, barrelhouse grit. According to Downbeat magazine, frontman Jeff Taylor "sings powerfully" and "Jeff Schroedl's live-wire guitar reaches the high bar of mixed invention and fluidity." Blues Bytes magazine declares the group features "the funkiest rhythm section outside of Memphis." A 2018 Blues Music Award nominee, the Milwaukee-based quintet returns for its second album on Blind Pig Records, entitled Ten Thousand Watts. Recorded over four days in Nashville, TN and produced by three-time Grammy winner Tom Hambridge, the 12 tracks stir up a thunderstorm of original, roots-rockin' music. The set kicks off with the burning boogie of "Right On, Right On" and is followed by "Too Mad to Make Up," a roadhouse rocker about a relationship in peril. The title track then finds Taylor strutting his stuff, testifying his powerful passion. The audacious theme continues with "Mischief Man," before the band cuts loose on "Great Minds Drink Alike," a sure-fire hit with the bar crowd. "Don't Rock My Blues" eases the tempo and captures a traditional vibe. The collection of succinct, tight-but-loose songs reflect the continuing evolution of the band's deft songwriting, blended with the intuitive musical interplay of the longtime bandmates.


  1. Name
  2. Right On, Right On
  3. Too Mad to Make Up
  4. Ten Thousand Watts
  5. Mischief Man
  6. Great Minds Drink Alike
  7. Don't Rock My Blues
  8. Sweet Marie
  9. Dollars & Demons
  10. I Hate to Leave You (With a 6-Pack in the Fridge)
  11. Let Me Do the Wrong Thing
  12. Half of Nothing
  13. Let Me Be Gone
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