Gee, man, it's
Elliott & the Untouchables, a South Carolina outfit that wraps us up
with the tangy Voodoo Stew. Bandleader Elliott New is a pleasure to
listen to whether he's picking out flighty single-note runs, slipping
through a slide solo, or scratching out funky ninth chords under other
soloists. He's a strong singer, too. The horns are super-fine. These guys aren't messing around.
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witnessed these lads perform with such stage presence in their home
country, I did not expect them to overwhelm our festival audiences with
such sheer playing power. We're looking forward to having Elliott and
the Untouchables back again next year.
This is one hot,
One of the finest, most
powerful and skilled bands I have heard in a long time.
blues band that doesn't imitate Stevie Ray or sound more like a rock
band. It's all about the '40s and '50s with this super hot Columbia
group. Old-school sounds with an emphasis on foot-tapping, rump-shaking
jump blues. But don't be surprised if the group throws in a little swing
and Chicago grit for good measure.
Elliott New is a
fine songwriter, bringing forth clever originals.
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and retro-hipster tunes - solid originals. These guys let it flow
just right. Elliott New's guitar lines recall Wes Montgomery and Albert
Collins, his jubilant runs and sly fills really stand out... suave
Classic old-school sax tone and
a ripping trumpet. Every guitar lick played just right, oozing with
Soul. Deep pocket drums and bass, brilliantly played. A definite must
This veteran outfit
makes all the right moves, navigating swing, jump blues and plain
low-down and dirty with grace and chops.
An impressing horn section - good
original roots music. Undoubtedly deserves attention. GREAT!
Untouchables sound isnít your typical Southern Blues sound, unless
you're talking Los Angeles. A very hot band.
Elliott and the
Untouchables, in the style of William Clarke and Rod Piazza, smoked
through a selection of their own numbers before leading an all-star jam
that was still playing when I left at 5:40 am!