The Record Company
Bluesfest welcomes The Record Company to the 2017 festival line up. Founded in Los Angeles in 2011 The Record Company immediately took their hometown by storm, hailed by LA Weekly for “making bluesy music that would sound more at home in a sweaty, backwoods Mississippi juke joint.” They are a band who prides themselves on writing and playing raw, sincere Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Equally inspired by early Electric Blues as they are proto-Punk and Americana, The Record Company hewed their contemporary take on classic Rock ‘n’ Roll in California, where they have released two EPs that have brought them national attention and radio airplay in the US. Known as a unique and unstoppable live act, The Record Company have rocked countless headline shows, festivals while sharing international stages with such luminaries as B.B. King, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Buddy Guy, Charles Bradley, Robert Randolph, The Wood Brothers, Social Distortion, and Blackberry Smoke.
Our sound has a lot of early Rock n’ Roll but with a greater emphasis on the drums and bass,” says lead man Chris Vos. “We aim to make the speakers move with our recordings.” There is no doubt they will rock Bluesfest when they take the stage at the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm during the festival in 2017.
“The railway looms large throughout the project, pulling triple duty as the singers’ muse, transportation and makeshift recording studio…Shine a Light does exactly what its title claims: refocus attention on the machines that not only helped colonize America, but played an immeasurable role in shaping the country’s blues and folk music, as well.”– Rolling Stone
“The combination of background sounds and voices from Essex and North Carolina brings a Transatlantic feel to songs steeped in Americana: all weary hobos, Lonesome Whistles and Midnight Specials” – The Guardian