RSB - Into The Blue-"The Inside Story"

 

Hi Everyone! I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted here to our site, but this is certainly blog-worthy news! We have been working round the clock to finish up our new CD, Into The blue. It's scheduled to drop Labor Day Weekend. We should have it for our show at Harpoon Eddie's on Aug. 31 and certainly for our show at the Blues In The Bay fest in Alex Bay on Sat. Sept. 1st at 6pm.

We are excited to share our latest music with all of you. It's been a long time coming, but we feel it will be well worth the wait. This is our best effort yet and for the first time we will be including a couple of cover songs along with eight RSB originals. We've got something for everyone here - Chicago style shuffle, 60's Stax style r&b, up-tempo boogie, swamp blues, T-Bone Walker inspired blues, rockers and a New Orleans second-liner.  Recorded to analog tape  to get that old school vibe-this is our best sounding record yet!

Recorded at Moletrax Studio here in Syracuse, NY, by Jeff Moleski. We tracked in the studios' huge tracking room live with the whole band with no headphones! Call us brave or foolish, but we wanted to try to get that live feel of the band playing off of each other. I think the results bear this out. This is not to say that we didn't fix some 'oops moments' and add other instruments in the mix, but the basic rhythm tracks and many of the solos you will be hearing are live and in the moment.! We opted to use the take that had the 'vibe' regardless of a few minor mistakes. 'Perfectly flawed' is what I call it!

Stay tuned for more of the inside story behind 'RSB-Into the Blue'!

 

Stories From The Road

 
Stories From the Road
  RSB has had a serious run of gigs in the past two weeks! Bookended between shows at two of our favorite places to play in CNY - Shifty's and the Green Gate, we were also in Auburn at CC's, Balloons in Ellicottville and The Columbia in Utica. Whoooh! It was great to play for old friends and new friends alike! 
We're getting good reviews on Soul Reason, our new CD, and it feels like the live shows have pumped up a notch! The other night, (I can't remember where!) during one of Ron's solos, he did something that I have never heard him play before and, outta the blue, Ross & Jay immediately catch on and start responding to Ron's lick! WITHOUT LOOKING AT EACH OTHER!!!!!!! That is what I LOVE about this band! It is soooo tight and I get to listen all night! 
Hey, see you at the next show!
Mark
 

IT'S A BOY!!!

 

After 9 months(honest!) we're proud to announce the arrival of our new CD, Soul Reason!

 

NEW SONG--FREE DOWNLOAD!!!

 

We've just added a new song, Ain't Got Nothin', to our audio page from our upcoming CD, Soul Reason, due out May 25th! We're offering  free downloads of this song! Yes, that's right FREE!!!

We're excited about heading down the home stretch with this project. Our goal was to set the bar even higher this time around. We believe the songs are our best yet and Mark is destined to become a songwriting force in the blues/roots field. With Mick Walker in the engineer/ co-producer chair, the production values are a perfect compliment to these new songs.

So, download Ain't Got Nothin' on us, it's a good 'un and... we've got more where that came from!!

 

NEW CD PROGRESS REPORT!

 

Our new CD is comin' along great!

 

Oh, Canada....!

 

Well, we're home from Canada! Petersborough, Ontario, to be exact. We had a great gig at the Showplace Events Theatre on 11\6 and rumor has it that we will be going back!

 

RSB presses the RECORD button!

 

Well, RSB is knee deep in the process of recording our new CD. We spent a weekend recording out at our friends, Shirley and Larry's old general store. Amazing acoustics in that room!

 

Hot Fun In The Summertime!

 

What do Arrowsmith, Bon Jovi and the Ron Spencer Band have in common? OR how to play four shows, in three days, in two countries!

 

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