Quaker City Night Hawks QCNH (album review)

by Woody on March 26, 2019

photo credit: Jacob Blickenstaff

I’ve described these fellas as everything from Tex-Mex version of Blitzen Trapper to ZZ Top with a little Sabbath added for flavor. At this juncture, I’m going to give up and enjoy their music.

QCNH, the follow up to 2016’s excellent El Astronauta, opens up with Better In The Morning, a sludgy swampy track that lays the groundwork for an album that is full of twists and turns. Immediately following is the Southern fried funk n soul of Suit in the Back. Which in turn is followed by some heart on the sleeve of Americana in Colorado. A couple tracks later, roll the windows down for Fox in the Henhouse, a track that absolutely kills live. Elijah Ramsey tells a wistful tale buoyed by synths towards the back end (actually that still reminds me of BT). Freedom closes this thing down with some southern rock.

Lord knows how we should describe these cats. But I’ll say this, this albums boogies and pushes boundaries. And they fucking rip live. So do with this info what you see fit.

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