A life devoted to the blues - Todor Todorovic, nicknamed "Toscho," has been doing that for more than 30 years. The captain of the Blues Company has steered his weatherproof vessel with great care through all the trends of the music market. Thankfully, the style is not new but the familiar mixture of crisp Chicago Blues with furious guitar solos, emotionally moving ballads, a touch of soul, serious jazz grooves, funk and the poignant interjections of the Fabulous BC Horns.
This band is hot. Very, very hot. And those aren't just empty words. After all, the Blues Company from Osnabrück, Germany is neither a hodgepodge of rank beginners nor - to borrow business lingo - a group of new business starters. Rather, they are a team of artists who have made their mark, musicians with experience and know-how aplenty. The musicians at work here have long since ensured that the name of their “company” is a recognised “seal of approval”. In a nutshell, “Blues Company” stands for German's longest-running and most successful blues band. And with each new recording, with each concert, these pros underscore that their passionate love affair with the blues is burning brightly as ever…
The first-ever album from Kleeer – and a set that's already got them head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! The set's got just a bit of the keyboards that would later really define the Kleeer sound – and has some surprising disco elements, too – used by the quartet as a way to step away from the overblown mainstream of the time, into a groove that's leaner and cleaner for the next generation! The great Woody Cunningham is at the lead of the group – singing, drumming, arranging, and writing a good portion of the work – and the group members have already had plenty of experience as The Jam Band, Pipeline, and Universal Robot Band – years of background practice that's really helped them forge some very strong grooves.
"…Invitation comes across as eclectic without sounding erratic or schizophrenic. This CD is enthusiastically recommended to anyone who is seeking something unpredictable from the blues."
ACME Blues Company is a high-energy electric blues band from the Washington DC area. Their mix of traditional and contemporary blues music has an original sound that always fills the dance floor. This band has gained a reputation for delivering highly charged and memorable performances all around Virginia, Maryland and DC. If you like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, Tommy Castro, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, then you’ll be rockin' when ACME Blues Company comes to your town!