King Mud in Utrecht and Nijmegen this week18-07-2016
Los Angeles isn’t exactly a hotbed for blues rock, most would suggest journeying south for that, however that didn’t keep King Mud from pulling together a record that sounds as though it was born deep in the Mississippi Delta. The band which is comprised of Freddy J IV from Left Lane Cruiser and Van Campbell from the Black Diamond Heavies holed themselves up in a seemingly most un-LA spot last spring. “The landscape for the album was an eerily quiet Burbank strip of road that contained the recording studio a liquor store a Cuban cafe and the Victory Motel that seemed out of place like it was from another time” Campbell tells Consequence of Sound.
Not quite the glitz and glamour of Hollywood but perhaps that’s what helped King Mud and the resulting LP fittingly titled "Victory Motel Sessions" stay so grounded in their dusty rock roots. A quickly formed natural chemistry amongst King Mud guest collaborator Radio Moscow’s guitar extraordinaire Parker Griggs record producer Arthur Alexander and veteran music photographer Robert Mathieu also assisted in the success of the Victory Motel marathon session.
King Mud is only in EU for a short period of time, make sure you catch them when they are over:
21-JUL: Nijmegen, Festival op het Eiland
22-JUL: Utrecht, dBs w/ Dead Elvis