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Noisy Picks and Humbars

by Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin'

Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin' combine fresh rhythmic ideas with soulful melodies, humorous storytelling lyrics, and instrumental sections that bloom into exciting and original songs.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. States Away
4:44 $0.99
2. Rockin' Willy
5:25 $0.99
3. Buxom Bitch
6:04 $0.99
4. Bumper Sticker
5:56 $0.99
5. Sold My Tears
3:13 $0.99
6. Other Than My Giant Chevy
3:10 $0.99
7. Bully Winkle
3:45 $0.99
8. Remnants of a Storm
6:37 $0.99
9. Life's Fundamentals
4:11 $0.99
10. Searching Twice
6:35 $0.99
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Nick Peraino moved to Chicago from New Hampshire in 1998 where he formed the initial lineup of Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin'. While once a blues band, they have morphed into having a more quirky classic rock sound -"banging" a delicate mixture of clever songwriting and well-structured jams. You'll most definitely find yourself singing along or bobbing your head to this album. The band has proven themselves over the years and is currently enjoying the success of the new self-release as well as touring throughout the midwest and west with the occasional Chicago showcase. Check their website to see when they're coming to YOUR town.



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"Buxom Bitch" couldn't be any more charming...Noisy Picks and Humbars is genuine
Nick Peraino’s music is very strong and accessible, from his lyrics to his music. As a jazz enthusiast, Peraino moved to Chicago in 1998 to attend DePaul University to work on his degree and to gain momentum in creating fresh blues music in the city where its heart still beats heavily. He later received his bachelor’s degree in jazz guitar, but felt he later felt the need to branch out into a more complex version of fusion of blues and progressive rock in his career.

Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Risin’ was born of this need to combine soulful lyrics with something that is slightly organic in sound, and yet it still holds onto that rhythmic random nature that defines the blues. However, the lyrics retain a somewhat humorous tone, one that brushes off greater hardships for those of everyday problems.

The entire record is somewhat sentimental to the everyman, highlighting topics ranging from a nagging old lady to more philosophical ideas that we are simply a drop in the pan in the world’s melting pot.

“Buxom Bitch” couldn’t be any more charming, both musically and lyrically, because of its lenient nature to combine soul with a man complaining about his old lady. With the likes of Trey Anastasio, Peraino’s drawl draws upon the man’s problems; here he seeks out a massage for his back as well as his self-worth.

The record often relies on the principles that makes jam bands so popular and worthwhile to listen to. Jam bands often work with a heightened sense of familiarity in each song’s spirit and melodic delivery. These are songs you can sing with, but they are also something that a person can feel connected to at the same time.

It’s evident that this foursome is a group of guys who want to make great music that’s not over produced, giving the songs a raw and live quality that gets the listener involved. Many of the songs, including “Other Than My Giant Chevy” and “Remnants of a Storm,” really highlight the vox along with strong guitar rhythms and percussion. Nothing is overdone here and it all flows together nicely.

“Other Than My Chevy” begins easily with lyrics like, “Well I turn on my radio as I’m cruising down the highway/my mind flies ’way while the music plays.” This isn’t the stuff of a renowned poet laureate, but it’s relatable and it works. Noisy Picks and Humbars is genuinely a real musician’s record that would best fit the soundtrack of a group of friends winding down on the road from a trip to a summer music festival.


True Music, True Chicago
"Noisy Picks and Humbars" Is one of the finest things to come out of the Chicago music scene in years. This album encapsulates every type of musical style, intertwined with melodic harmonies. "Noisy Picks and Humbars" will send the listener to new heights, and will lend a greater appreciation for true musical talent.


"Noisy Picks and Humbars" is the first great rock ablum since the '70s! It deservingly will be kept along side of the Led Zeppelin and Pink Ployd in your collection. Every song is a hit!

Vail Daily News

Cleverly written lyrics, light hearted, groove and irresistible rhythm.
Cleverly written lyrics wrap a light hearted streak in his music and the musicianship of Peraino and his Blue Moon Risin' compatriots add a groove and irresistible rhythm to the songs that has been slowly gaining popularity over the last few years.

Mr. Big aka AL

Buy it and see for yourself how awsome it is.
Best rock album i've heard in a long time, several different genres can be found, Giant Chevy should be a hit on the radio, If you like Pink Floid and Little Feat this album is a must have...

Betty V.

A great collection of well-written groovin' tunes
Clever, poetic lyrics combined with incredible musicianship puts this album in a realm well above other self-produced works. Love the pedal steel addition. Sold My Tears makes me cry EVERYTIME I hear it. A highly recommended, top quality compilation from a talented group of musicians.