If you listen to either of my radio programs you know I am a big fan of The Greenhornes, now f.k.a The Raconteurs rhythm section (Patrick Keeler & Jack Lawrence.) So why, two summers after it’s release date, am I just now mentioning their East Grand Blues EP? Ah, no good reason.

The skinny: A power trio, The Greenhornes hail from Cincinnati and play the kind of convincing, British invasion inspired blues rock & roll that reminds us why we like music so much to begin with – because it’s fun. The main, obvious, touchstones are The Animals and the Kinks, but to be truthful, that’s a bit lazy as the band works in a slew of other influences into the mix, from psychedelia to modern garage-based indie. The EP is real deal – Check it out. Also — I don’t know what the status on the band is, since this EP was recorded prior to the success, and release, of the Raconteurs debut and (upcoming) follow-up LP. Anyone down?

MP3: The Greenhornes :: Shelter Of Your Arms
MP3: The Greenhornes :: I’m Going Away
Amazon: The Greenhornes – East Grand Blues [EP]

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3 Responses to “The Greenhornes :: East Grand Blues [EP]”

  1. I am a rabid Greenhornes fan. I fear that there may not be a further album until 2008. The more time Jack spends touring with Meg and not with the Raconteurs the better it is for the Greenhornes. I love the sound very much like the young Animals led by Blues-thirsty Eric Burdon.

  2. The Greenhornes are alright. I saw them about 4 years ago or so in Champaign, IL at the Cowboy Monkey. They were blown off the stage by the two opening bands, American Minor and The Living Blue. Their records are still pretty good, though.

  3. Hi there!
    My band recently recorded our own proper song!!!

    Have a look, we’ve learnt a lot from your blog! 🙂

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