Rick Estrin & The Nightcats are back with their most expansive collection yet of brilliant blues and roots music filled with cunning songs and extraordinary musicianship. These stars of the blues world have been honored with the Blues Music Award (the Grammy of the blues) for Band Of The Year and Estrin has won BMAs as Traditional Male Artist Of The Year, Best Instrumentalist-Harmonica and for Song Of The Year.
Estrin and The Nightcats have performed at festivals and concert stages in the United Kingdom, Norway, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, Israel and recently Estonia and Russia. Tour dates in support of the new release begin on street date and continue through 2019 and into the new year.
Contemporary uses tough blues and raucous roadhouse rock as jumping off points for exhilarating new roots music. It’s chock-full of originals that combine savvy songwriting, instrumental prowess and deep grooves into a distinctively modern blues sound, highlighted by the epic title track, a dizzying, Zappa-esque mash of Chicago blues, uptown funk, balls-out rocking and muscular rapping.