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MP3 Willie T & Doctor X - Hogs On Ice

Choodlin'' pop/folk/blues duo with a rock & roll attitude and full-band production.

9 MP3 Songs
POP: Folky Pop, BLUES: Rhythm & Blues

From the depths of the murky netherworld that is the Boston music scene, Willie T & Doctor X emerge as a breath of fresh air, and a welcome antidote to the angry thrash din that has been in vogue in Boston for so long. They''ve cut their teeth on the club and college circuit throughout the Northeastern United States, dishing out their distinctive brand of pop/folk and rhythm & blues. Willie T''s deep, resonant, vocal style and masterful self-accompaniment on acoustic and electric guitars is backed by the soulful blues harmonica, and gutsy vocals of Doctor X. On their "Hogs On Ice" CD they have been joined by some of the most talented performers in the Boston area. Their musical influences are wide ranging--from Beatles to Stones, Mark Knopfler to Bonnie Raitt, Leon Redbone meets Little Walter, all the way to Warren Zevon!

Their recordings capture on disc the exuberant spirit and drive so typical of their live performances. Willie T''s passionate lyricism takes the listener tripping through the minefields of impossible relationships (check out "Such A Tricky Word"). He wrestles with the assassination of beloved rock troubadour John Lennon (December 8th), and paints a colorful picture of Cambridge nightlife on the poor side of town (All''s Not Quiet at the Western Front). This serious side is wonderfully counterbalanced by Doctor X''s dry wit and oh, so irreverent humor (try on "Pagan Dreams" for size!). "Christine, You''re the Queen o'' My Dreams", also sung by Doctor X, has a wholesome downtime bar-band feel, with its bluesy funk rhythm groove. On "The Action", his pre-"Satisfaction" Rolling Stones delivery drives like a train. Willie T''s "Running ''Round in Circles" has the most commercial potential of the nine songs in this collection. Nashville take notice--in the right (or perhaps wrong) producer''s hands, and with sufficient over-production, this song could well be a hit on the pop/country crossover charts.

Yes, these guys are hard to pigeonhole. Willie T & Doctor X make no attempt to be narrowly defined by the standard genre lingo that the major labels are so fond of squeezing artists into. This is really fun music that knows no bounds. You won''t stop tapping your toes. Their songs will make you laugh, make you cry. But most of all their music will make you feel glad to be alive! What more could you ask for from any artist?

"Living proof that the major labels miss the best musicians: Saturday nights at the Honky Tonk have never been more fun! Willie T & Doctor X have the energy, enthusiasm, talent and attitude that make music captivating (not to mention downright fun)...This is chart topping stuff!"
-The Wizard, FKAP Wizard Radio, Kosciusko, MS

"A small pearl in a very large oyster bed"
-Francis DiMenno, The Noise, Cambridge, MA

"Willie T And Doctor X. Pop/Folk/Blues. CD title"Hogs On Ice" One track sideloaded from LIVE365 music library. All''s Is Not Quiet At The Western Front" and I''ve also added from the same CD title two more tracks "Pagan Dreams" and "Running ''Round In Circles". Great Music. Deep vocals and nice acoustics. I love the entire CD. "
-Joymusique89, https://www.tradebit.com, Chicago, IL

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