On McKinney Music, “the best independent music magazine in the UK“, the worldwide release of “Devil in my Kitchen” by The Drifter Kings is scheduled for May 19, 2023.
The Drifter Kings
MoMojo Records gladly reports the signing of 2010 International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalists, The Drifter Kings, from Central Ohio. The contemporary blues and roots band perform a combination originals and imaginatively arranged classics in a great many styles ranging from Piedmont to Delta to Chicago.
Doug Oscard, Tony Harp and John Simon
Drummer and founding member, Doug Oscard, holds a musical pedigree including full time work in New York City for years, playing on numerous public ads, Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Having toured the US with widely esteemed acts like Luther Allison, Johnny Winter, Big Bill Morganfield, Bo Diddley, Gary US Bonds, Johnny Rivers, Little Anthony (The Imperials) and more. Tony Harp has been playing bass and singing for 25 years. During that time, he has worked with many famous musicians, like Kenny Neal and Steve Amedee of the Subdudes. The most recent member of the band, guitarist and singer John Simon has also toured the US, playing guitar in the Army Band. He has opened for a variety of artists, including rocker Ted Nugent, country musician Travis Tritt, comedian Robin Williams, and others, and he has been a regular on the Dayton music scene for the past ten years. His style mirrors numerous Americana influences.
Discography Info to Date
“Diamonds On The Desert Floor”, The Drifter Kings’ acclaimed debut, was followed by “Daddy Long Leggin”, an EP of five original songs. The band presents a collection of ten original songs written during the pandemic for their third album, “Devil in My Kitchen”, in which the band shares what they consider to be some of their best material throughout a diverse journey that ranges from Acoustic Blues to Rockin’ Modern Electric Blues. The album’s opening track, “Ain’t A Damn Thing”, will be available for preorder on April 28.
MoMojo Records and the Partnership with The Drifter Kings
It was a joy to invite The Drifter Kings into the MoMojo Records family, MoMojo Records Chief, Sallie Bengtson noted recently. She explained that MoMojo Records are eager to share the band’s new music with the blues community worldwide.
Likewise, Doug Oscard was also enthused, explaining that the band are eager to release their new CD, ‘Devil in my Kitchen’, on MoMojo Records. He went on to state that he and the rest of the band look forward to a long-term partnership with a label which shares their goals.
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The album’s opening track, “Ain’t A Damn Thing”, will be released on April 28 and is available for preorder here.