With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, what better time to share this emerald from Northern Ireland-based duo The Bonnevilles. Don’t be expecting a reel or jig, or Bonoesque bombast; these lads look to Chicago and the Deep South for their muse.
As the story goes, vocalist/guitarist Andrew McGibbon, Jr. was moved to create The Bonnevilles after a brief time in another duo and being heavily inspired by R.L. Burnside‘s album A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey (the Mississippi bluesman’s famed collaboration with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, released on Matador Records in 1996) and bands like The Soledad Brothers and the Immortal Lee County Killers, along with the traditional blues heavyweights Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, and Chess Records. – The BIG TAKEOVER Magazine here