Winner of The AKADEMIA Music AWARD fro "BEST BLUES CD" heres what they said:
'With textured vocals, flawless acoustic arrangements and blistering solos, Country Blues Revue has delivered a knockout collection of original Blues jams.'
CBR consists of Marc (Mose) Malin who writes much of the material on vocals,banjo and most lead guitar, Harmonica Mike Handler who also contributes original songs to the mix on Vocals, Harmonica and Guitar, Larry Diaz on Bass and Vocals, Arne Bey on Drums.As a "Revue" we have many guests join us, some of the regulars are: Brant Leeper on Keyboards,Rob Kaufman on Trombone,Trey Keepin on Clarinet and Saxophone, Roberta Donnay and Daria (The Hot Licks) on Vocal Harmonies, and more !
Country Blues Revue,started off as a duo in Santa Fe NM with Marc (Mose) and Mikes mutual love for old time acoustic blues and ragtime. It has rapidly evolved into the full band you hear on the CD. Almost all of the songs on the CD's are original tunes rooted in the traditionial blues and ragtime tradition.with with cover songs like Willie Browns Mississippi Blues and Merle Travis's Cannonball Rag The Band's "Ophiela" sprinkled into the mix. Recently "The Country Blues Revue" has played,The Silver City Blues Festival The Thirsty Ear Festival, Santa Fe Blues Festival, The Santa Fe Bandstand, as well as many local venues. We hope you enjoy both od our Cd recorded live at Frogville Studios, Nominated at the New Mexico Music Awards (2nd year in a row) in two categories;Best Blues Song and Best Country Song