News: The Cash Box Kings new release
Posted on: Friday, May 1, 2015
NEW RELEASE FROM FAN FAVORITES THE CASH BOX KINGS!
Blind Pig Records released Holding Court, the latest album from award-winning fan favorites The Cash Box Kings, on April 28th.
No less a blues authority than Charlie Musselwhite said, “The Cash Box Kings play with taste and feel and it was faith restoring to know there are guys out there that still know and appreciate real blues.” And Living Blues said they are simply “one of the best blues bands in the land.”
On Holding Court The Cash Box Kings pay homage to some of the founding fathers and lesser-known artists of the Chicago blues scene, and they also throw some New Orleans, jump blues, ragtime, and swamp pop sounds into the mix. While the subject matter of many of the songs is familiar, they also touch on current issues such as the challenges of selling records and staying financially afloat in the era of digital piracy and streaming services, and the real struggle faced by many who are forced out of their neighborhoods due to the gentrification taking place in inner-city areas of Chicago and other urban centers in the U.S.
The Cash Box Kings will be featured performers at this year’s Chicago Blues Festival on June 13th.
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