Een tip van onze buddy Philip Chebbour (Black Pike Favourites).
Vette, ruige, vunzige (blues) rock&roll uit Montreal, Canada. Veel moeten we hierover niet lullen, behalve dit: luisteren potverdikke!
En als het even kan, afzakken naar De Bosuil in Weert (NL) waar ze op vrijdag 19 april keet schoppen....ehm...o.a. hun tweede album Devilish Folk voorstellen.
Singer-guitarist Lee-la Baum has been called the love child of Robert Plant and Janis Joplin; mixing up the best of the classic rock the band loves with the indie energy of their hometown Montreal scene.
The Damn Truth have their roots definitely in 60s and 70s rock ,but they are adding to that palette with alt-rock and indie-rock and whatever-else-kind-of rock attitudes and power; basically, what makes the music stronger is all that counts. Consider the pedigree of the alternative and classic rock credentials of Devilish Folk.
Devilish Folk mixed by Grammy-award winner Tchad Blake (Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, and others). All this power was brought to the forefront via the mastering of John Davis, responsible for the recent Led Zeppelin re-issues in addition to work with U2, Lana del Ray, Stone Roses, Florence & The Machine, and others.
The Damn Truth have always been a self-contained unit; producing their own records, videos, and hanging out old-school after a show; meeting the fans one by one. "We've had to work hard every step of the way," says lead guitarist Tom Shemer. "But that's ok. People know it’s real when they come to the shows”.
Part of that ethos is the family vibe amongst the band; Tom and Lee-la travel with their 3-year old son “there has never been a choice in the matter. Rock n’ roll has always been our lives and his too. He’s been on tour since he was 2 months old. “ says Lee-la
The Damn Truth are Lee-la Baum (vocals/guitar), Tom Shemer (guitars), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums). There are echoes of Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Gretta Van Fleet, and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, all of it uniquely channelled through Lee-la's powerful vocals; creating an emotional rock that's both distinguished them and made them something of a musical anomaly.
"Jimi Hendrix taught me everything I needed to know about that rock'n'roll attitude," says Lee-la, "and he was my first real rockstar crush!"
The world is evolving , rock n’ roll and social norms are changing.
Women are taking charge and Lee-la Baum and The Damn Truth are here to break those sexist stigmas every step of the way.