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Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks
Oh Wow! (Self-Released)

03/28/13
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



3/28/2013 - There are only a few concrete facts I know about this band. First, Nick David is apparently New Hampshire-based (their contact phone points to a Manchester exchange) and B), they’ve twice dropped by the Hippo offices to get our attention (on the second occasion the CD had a Post-It stuck to it on which was basically written “WTF already, say something about us.” Other than that, these guys have been on a lot of tours, individually and collectively, pushing their high-end blues and swing ideas into whatever ears they encountered, all of which had to have been impressed by the band’s musical decorum. Their stuff is Mighty Bosstones-tight, a slickest-possible blend of Blues Traveler, Howlin’ Wolf and Bobby Darin that can only be pulled off by guys who live and breathe scale-work.  When not wailing into his harp, Nick’s voice is apropos, Randy Newman-ish for the most part. Nothing wrong here at all — these guys mop the floor with any local blues band I’ve ever heard, for what that’s worth.






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