What happens when you mix R&B, Blues, and Brooklyn Swamp Music?…

“Hailing from Gravesend, South Brooklyn, The Michael Louis Band’s album Morning Gasoline successfully intertwines urban and rural values to create a sound that will appeal to city-dwellers and country folk alike. With heavy guitar riffs that seem to point to the band’s Hendrix and Zeppelin influences, alongside the album’s more southern rock oriented tracks like “Late September” and “Makin’ Time,” Morning Gasoline is an album that will appeal to blues lovers across the country and beyond. With Michael Louis on guitar and vocals, Andrei Sebastian on bass, keyboard and backing vocals, and Keith Crupi on drums, sit back and relax as The Michael Louis Band satisfies your appetite for genuine blues.”

(Michael is performing Friday June 19th at the Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheater.   6:30 – 8:00pm.  71 Water Grant St.  Rain or Shine

“The opening track “Morning Gasoline” is a great teaser for the rest of the album’s sound. Drawing from southern rock, the track delivers a sound that is relaxing and pleasurable with some great percussion. Aside from Crupi on drums, special guest Chauncey Yearwood appears here on the congas. As with most of the songs, Sebestian’s keyboarding and bass playing are both crucial for the groove of this track. The second track, “City Boy,” strays away from the southern rock vibe for a more soulful and funky sound as the band pays homage to the fabulous NYC. Home is where the heart is for this band, and as Louis sings: “you can take the boy out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of this boy.” “Makin’ Time” is a laid-back track that would be a great soundtrack for a summer day, with Louis confessing: “Makin’ time is all I wanna do, and I’ll spend all my time here with you.” “Late September” is a slower, ballad-like track with a southern rock feel. Sebastian’s keyboard makes its way front and center here, and Louis’ solo is definitely worth listening closely to.”  http://bluesrockreview.com/