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"7 Hills Stomp" began as a lofi punk blues cbg band set up in the style of "The White Stripes" and "Black Keys", lead vocals, guitar, drums. The twist was that all the songs were played on 1 and 3 string electric cbg's. Our 1st album (self titled "7 Hills Stomp") accomplished the in your face approach to punk blues we were looking for.
On our 2nd album "A Different Engine", we set out to record just what the title implies. We were "driven" by other influences- the midwest garage rock sound of bands like Guided By Voices and Heartless Bastards, the punk blues sounds of John Spencer Blues Explosion and Bob Log III, as well as old influeces like The Who, Pink Floyd, and the Ramones.
We brought all those together along with the Northern and Delta Mississippi Blues sounds associated with cigar box guitars and diddley bows to bring a sound like no other.
The tracks from the album were recorded in my 1211 Studios (wich is nothing more than the corner of my apartment bedroom) and in Elemental's(7 Hills Stomp drummer, vocalist and diddley bow player) Elemental Studios. we recorded most of the album in the winter of 2010 into the spring of 2011, partly in preparation for our set at the Huntsville CBG fest.
I am offering this as a free download to my friends in the CB Nation as a thank you for all the chats, shared music and videos, and building, recording, playing tips. I had quit playing guitar when I was 14. 4 years ago I happened upon the Yahoo cbg forum and began building cbg's. Building turned into playing, playing into recording, recording influenced the 1st ever cbg podcast, which turned into performances, blues in the schools programs and so on.
Each track is individually downloadable on Soundcloud. Just click the arrow
7 Hills Stomp "A Different Engine
features 3 string electric cbg's and a diddley bow on some tracks, vintage Teisco electric, Silvertone and Alverez acoustics, and a vintage Kay Banjo on others.