The SlideWinder Blues Band hails from Doylestown, PA, and is now in its fifth year.
The upbeat ode is a funk-tinged taste of Texas and Chicago driven contemporary blues and undoubtedly represents the band in all its live show glory.VINCE LEIGH
With the release of Over The Hump, the PA Blues Hall of Fame inductees and winner of the Bucks Happening List for two consecutive years for best band category looks set to extend their reach.
The band’s core members include founder Paul Boddy (lead vocal and guitars) who has over forty years of performing and playing under his belt, writing, and recording music in multiple genres and forming Slidewinder.
Lori Gaston (backing vocals), began singing in a funk horn band at the age of sixteen, playing bars and clubs around the Allentown, PA area performing relentlessly through the disco era with several bands, including Under The Gun, before joining SlideWinder.
Glenn ‘The Wizard’ Hale (organ and piano), has played music for fifty years and brings a rock edge to the band. Chuck Hearne (bass) has played with some of the best blues and rock outfits in the business, touring Europe with the Todd Wolfe Band (guitar, Sheryl Crow), and spending twenty years with the Flamin’ Harry Blues Band.
Dave Hollingsworth (drums) has toured the globe with Todd Wolfe, played with Leslie West and Geoffrey Whitehorn of Procol Harum and sat behind Dickey Betts, John Mayall and Andy Powell from Wishbone Ash.
As you’ve probably guessed, The SlideWinder Blues Band is not a band of dabblers. Over The Hump is as sleek and raw as it ought to be and quite persuasive. Based around a traditional 12 bar blues arrangement, the debut release is a tongue in cheek narrative of an ageing body playing host to a younger mind’s thoughts.
The upbeat ode is a funk-tinged taste of Texas and Chicago driven contemporary blues and undoubtedly represents the band in all its live show glory.