When it comes to music, we are all about rarity…as you might have noticed from our posts. Specifically, if you live in southern California (or anywhere other than Sweden) and you get to see a blues band from Sweden, you should do it. That is exactly what happened earlier this year when I had the chance to see Trickbag in Costa Mesa. How is a musical connoisseur supposed to turn that down?
This is a pure blues band…no blues rock here. The guitar sound is clean but also lowdown and greasy. Add in some walking bass lines, some boogie-woogie piano, and some excellent guitar work and what you have is Trickbag. It doesn’t really matter where these guys come from. They clearly know their craft and their history. If I had to guess, I’d say these guys grew up listening to the likes of Elmore James. The rhythms in this band’s songs certainly bring Elmore to mind. If you like your blues lowdown, this is definitely a band to check out. And no matter where you live, if you get the chance to see this band, do it. You won’t be disappointed.