The Minus 5, the indie pop/rock collective captained by musician Scott McCaughey and guests include, Peter Buck, Jeff Tweedy, Ian McLagan, Jon Moen and Nate Query (The Decemberists), Linda Pitmon, and many others.
Otis Taylor’s fourteenth album presents a meticulously crafted collection of songs and instrumentals and is only akin to his preceding recordings in that the music again resists easy categorization. Blues and Folk elements are a key part of this, but Taylor’s cutting edge approach also draws on Psychedelic Rock, Jazz and Americana to create a hybrid that he calls Trance Blues.Helping to shape the album are four notable guests including powerhouse guitarist Warren Haynes (best known as a member of The Allman Brothers, The Dead and his own Gov’t Mule), acoustic guitarist Bill Nershi from The String Cheese Incident and singer / songwriter / guitarist Langhorne Slim. Also featured is guitarist Daniel Sproul who has toured with, Eddie Van Halen, Warren Haynes, The Black Crowes and Otis Taylor.”
”Philly rock and roll outfit, Ruby The Hatchet has guitar riffs that push through muddy waters and their lead singer, Jillian Taylor, has a voice that’ll bring the ship ashore. As you jettison the liner, get ready to rock as soon as you touch ground.” —-Philadelphia City Paper