Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir
The Reverend Vince Anderson is a Brooklyn institution, playing weekly shows in the borough for the last 17 years. The Reverend calls his music, "Dirty Gospel". The title is not meant to offend, it is to remind people that humanity is an important part of the Gospel. It also refers to the blues element that the Reverend brings to his music. Improvisation is a key element of his music, demonstrated by collaborations with acts as diverse as The Roots, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Gordon Gano from the Violent Femmes, and members of TV on the Radio. He is also the co-pastor of Revolution Church NYC.
Daddy Long Legs
DADDY LONG LEGS, the rock n’ blues group, derives its moniker from its harmonica-blastin’ frontman.
Daddy Long Legs, the aforementioned wailer, is joined by slide-guitar driving Murat Aktürk (born in Ankara, Turkey) and legendary NYC trap master Josh Styles, who attacks his kit with a whip and a maraca, although not necessarily in that order.
The trio has taken the music scene by storm, with alarms sounding throughout the East Coast and reverberating across the globe, as they cut through the mediocrity, directly into the meat of real music—from the hip and to the heart.
Within a few short months, DADDY LONG LEGS has taken to stages with the likes of the Sonics, the Flamin’ Groovies, the Hoodoo Gurus, Lenny Kaye, Andy Shernoff, the Legendary Stardust Cowboy, and Question Mark And The Mysterians. They have burned down barrelhouse backrooms, afterhours nightspots, and legendary locations like the famed Friars Club, NYC.
Their rapid rise in popularity is based in their total lack of pretense– all three young men are seriously dredged in deep blues baconfat, seasoned, seared, scored and tempered…and baptized in hotwired wine and brine.
Their first Norton single, a raw reading of the Rolling Stones Cocksucker Blues, coupled with The Under Assistant West Coast Promotional Man recorded with Andy Shernoff at the helm and at the microphone, brought them to the forefront of the local scene, even catching the ear of Chicago R&B legend T Valentine, who promptly tapped the trio as his band both onstage and in the studio. A much-awaited combined effort, THE VAMPIRE, is due for release in November.
DADDY LONG LEGS presents here their debut full-length Norton label offering, EVIL EYE ON YOU, a showcase of the trio’s finest original proclamations, set in a sparse black and white selection that is meaty beyond definition.
DADDY LONG LEGS is currently on tour in the US, with an overseas itinerary in the works.
Keep your evil ear on DADDY LONG LEGS. Else they put the EVIL EYE ON YOU.