The Hungry Williams “Let’s Go!”

The Hungry Williams. Let's Go!

    Artista / Grupo: The Hungry Williams

    Álbum: “Let’s Go!”

    Discográfica: Rochelle Records / MAC Radio Promo

    Año publicación: 2022

    Fecha crítica: 10/2022

    Valoración: GREAT

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In 1995 drummer John Carr heard in a Milwaukee bar a cd that left him completely K.O. John asked the bar owner what it was. It was a recently published Chess New Orleans anthology. The following day John bought a copy of it and, since that particular moment, started his fascination for 50’s rhythm and blues. As a result, he decided to set up a band to recreate that sound that had impressed him so much. There was the way The Hungry Williams Band was born.

The musicians Carr selected to give shape to his project were singer Kelli Gonzalez, guitar player Joe Vent, keyboard player Jack Stewart, bass player Mike Sieger and, of course, he was on drums.

After endless shows where they brought all the swing they were able to communicate to a variety of audiences, they decided to publish their first CD. When they were planning the album promotion, Covid truncated everything. During the time Carr was confined at home, he devoted himself to listen to lots of music and, one day, he discovered The California Honeydrops, a band that deeply impressed him. That was the sound he had been looking for years, so he immediately got in touch with Jacob LaCally, The California Honeydrops’ album sound engineer, and asked him to work together. The result is this recording that includes ten vibrant songs, with an amazing colorful swing and groove, spiced with some Latin touches, as well as an effective horn section, which reverts to the benefit of the Hungry Williams Band global sound, in a recording where all the musicians give the best of themselves.