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11

GUYS

QUARTET

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11 GUYS QUARTET

"11 X 11"

VIZZTONE LABEL

VT-11412

RELEASE DATE: 11/17/2023

(USA)

the quartet is formed by

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Bill “Coach” Mather
bass

Paul Lenart 
guitar, vocals

Richard “Rosy” Rosenblatt
harmonica

Chuck Purro
drums, vocals

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Tracklist:   01 Lightning Road 02:30   02 Black Cat Bone 02:32   03 Blues Beyond Midnight 03:01   04 Drivin’ A Fast Car 02:34
05 Texicali Mojo 02:56   06 Stompin’ Blues 02:34   07 He Ain’t Got You 03:21   08 Jokers Blues 02:51   09 Possum Blues 03:08
10 The Rona Stomp 02:37   11 Rockin’ The Blues 02:13

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PREVIOUS ALBUM

"SMALL BLUES AND GROOVES"

VIZZTONE LABEL

2019

11 Guys Quartet - Road Trippin'

11th HOUR BLUES BAND        

"HOT TIMES IN THE CITY TONIGHT"

TONE-COOL RECORDS

1985

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OLD TIMES IN BOSTON

11th Hour Blues Band - Little Red Rooster

11 Guys Quartet - "Black Cat Bone"

IN THE CASE OF THESE FOUR MUSICIANS, VETERANITY IS THE GRADUATION THAT MAKES THE GREATNESS OF THEIR MUSIC POSSIBLE. THEY HAVE BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER FOR NEARLY FORTY YEARS, WHEN IN THE MID-EIGHTIES THEY WERE HAVING GREAT FUN PLAYING IN EVERY CORNER OF BOSTON AND ITS AREA, WHERE THE BLUES WAS THE ONLY ADMISSION CODE. AS 11th HOUR BLUES BAND BECAME KNOWN BY A NUMEROUS GANG OF FANS WHO FOLLOWED IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS WHERE THEY PLAYED AND WHO RAISED THEIR PEEDIGREE ENOUGH FOR RICHARD ROSENBLATT TO FOUND TONE-COOL RECORDS IN 1985, AND RELEASE IT WITH WITH THE ONLY ALBUM RELEASED BY THE BAND TITLED "HOT TIMES IN THE CITY TONIGH". OVER THE YEARS PAUL LENART, BILL "COACH" MATHER, CHUCK PURRO AND ROSENBLATT HIMSELF HAVE BEEN PLAYED IN SEVERAL BANDS AND COLLABORATED WITH OTHER MUSICIANS, BUT THEIR FRIENDSHIP HAS MAINTAINED THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE FOUR MEETING IN SESSIONS AND PERFORMANCES JUST FOR SIMPLE FUN, BLUES MUSIC HAS CONTINUED TO BE THEIR UNION POINT. AFTER TWENTY YEARS AS MANAGER OF TONE-COOL RECORDS , ROSENBLATT FOUNDED VIZZTONE LABEL IN 2007 WITH BOB MARGOLIN AND IT WAS THEN WHEN THE FOUR COMRADES STARTED RECORDING A SERIES OF SONGS THAT WOULD STORING IN THE CHAMBER, KEEPING THE OVEN WARM WAITING FOR THE MOMENT TO TAKE THEM OUT FOR AN EXQUISITELY APPROPRIATE TASTING. THE DECISION TO RELEASE ALL THOSE RECORDINGS WAS MADE IN 2019 WHEN REBAPTIZED AS 11 GUYS QUARTET, VIZZTONE RELEASED THE FIRST ALBUM OF THAT NEW ADVENTURE TITLED "SMALL BLUES AND GROOVES", A COLLECTION OF FRESH SONGS, NAKED OF ANY UNNECESSARY ADDITIVES. THE ALBUM GAINED DESERVED RECOGNITION ENCOURAGING THE BAND TO CONTINUE WRITING AND RECORDING SONGS. THE RESULT IS THIS SECOND WORK "11 X 11", A NEW SHOW OF AFFINITY THAT CONFIRMS ONCE AGAIN THE TALENT AND EMOTION OF THESE FOUR BLUES LOVERS THAT FOR THE GOOD HEALTH OF THE GENRE THE CONTINUITY OF THEIR PROJECT WILL BE NECESSARY. 11 GUYS QUARTET ARE INEVITABLELY INDISPENSABLE.

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