2022 Blues Blast Music Awards nominee, Best Blues Rock Album, for latest album "Trying to Keep My Head Above Water"
Levee Town is truly reminiscent of the old rock n roll energy that very first dominated the stage, but with a searing blend of blues and rockabilly stylings. Since forming in 2002, the band has taken their powerhouse sound from the fertile Kansas City blues scene to festival stages all over the US. Known for their explosive live shows, this foursome has won adulation and critical praise the old-fashioned way - they earned it.
Fronted by a trio of talented singer-songwriters, Levee Town is never at a loss for fresh new material. In addition to playing an average of 250 dates a year, the band is constantly writing new songs and revamping the classics.
Their 2004 live debut Snapshot displayed the band's on-stage prowess and blistering live performance. In 2006, they released their first full-length studio effort Unstable Table which displayed a strong penchant for solid songwriting and inventive lyrics. Their 2009 album entitled simply LEVEE TOWN shows that the group continues to grow musically and contains the band's finest songwriting and production to date. Their current release, "Pages of Paperwork", offers a solid set of original blues rooted firmly in the traditional blues sound, but also mixed with traces of rock, country, and even a little bit of pop.
Their latest CD is Trying to Keep My Head Above Water, is the musical equivalent of a reverse centrifuge. Instead of separating into distinct components as things begin to spin faster, everything begins to coalesce from an array of different influences across the blues-roots-rock spectrum to form a new sonic organism. 20 years and nine records in, the band is comfortable enough in its own skin to, as Joe Perry once said, 'let the music do the talking.'
Steve Jones of Blues Blast Magazine said:
"There is nothing to dislike here.. some great musicians doing what they do best – playing some kick ass, rocking blues! I really enjoyed this album and I think all blues rock lovers will, too. It deserves notice!"
“An aural shockwave that blows away any hint of the rusty dusty blues....”
"The blues is infused to most everything the boys play, but everything is not the blues per se. You'll hear rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, country and swing influences as well, all performed with style, taste and passion...a live show is the best way to enjoy Levee Town"
LEE HOWLAND - AKA EAST SIDE SLIM, STLBLUES.NET
ACCOLADES AND AWARDS
2022: Blues Blast Music Awards nominee, Best Blues Rock Album, for latest album "Trying to Keep My Head Above Water"
2022: Song "Music Martyr" reached #1 on the RMR Singles chart
Represented the Kansas City Blues Society in the International Blues Competition twice, placing in the top ten in Memphis in 2009.