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The Strange Tones

“If surf guitar god Dick Dale found himself in Bogie’s Maltese Falcon film-noir underworld, and drank beer at the seedy bar with bluesmen Jimmy Reed and Magic Sam, the resulting soundtrack might be exactly what the Strange Tones purvey.” - Oregonian

The magic of this ensemble is fueled by four players who are equally compelled and driven to advance their cause. This fearsome foursome, led by the husband-and-wife team of Guitar Julie and bassist Andy Strange, and fortified by longtime partners guitarist Suburban Slim and drummer J.D. Huge, form “ of Portland’s most original and accomplished bands.” - Oregonian. It may be Andy’s lessons learned as bassman for legendary wildman and voodoo practitioner Screamin‘ Jay Hawkins, or Guitar Julie’s steady childhood diet of Jimmy Reed and Ike and Tina Turner. It could be J.D.‘s deep groove from his years as a studio musician and live performer, or Slim’s intensity and creativity that consistently earn him awards. As anyone who sees The Strange Tones perform live knows, it’s much more than these four individuals....this is a BAND.

The Strange Tones’ fiery, unique sound and outstanding musicianship has earned the band multiple awards and entry into the Muddy Hall of Fame as “Best Contemporary Band” as well as multiple awards for “Best Electric Guitar” by the Cascade Blues Association. In addition to receiving the 2008 Northwest Recording of the year, their new CD has debuted at number 12 on Real Blues Magazine’s Top 100 Charts, and has received many rave reviews, including Blues in Britain, Elmore Magazine and The Next Big Thing. Their previous CD “Crime-A-Billy” received much acclaim, including reaching the Top 20 Chart in Spain for FM Blues Radio, and their song “Pinto Squire” was featured on National Public Radio’s Car Talk. The Strange Tones step up to the plate with their new release. “...there is much to enjoy on this slab of raucous roots rock. If you’re looking for fun, look to the Strange Tones.”- Blues Revue Magazine