Indie Blues and Roots Stalwarts Collide to Turn up Summer Heat
Oil Boom, an up and coming three-piece band from Dallas (home of the Ewing family), will perform live in St. Louis at Cicero’s on July 30th at 9PM with the support of Bailiff and Chrissy Renick. Mound City hasn’t had this much awesome in one room since Ozzie Smith, Willie McGee and Vince Coleman graced the field at Busch Stadium.
Tickets for the event are $8 at the door with a $3 minor surcharge (16+) and may be purchased in advance at http://ciceros-stl.musictoday.com for $6.
Oil Boom’s sound could best be described as an eclectic and original mix of rock and roots, delivered with the impassioned soul of road tested music veterans. But that doesn’t really tell you much. Better would be a picture of a bald eagle making out with an apple pie on top of the Empire State Building, but no one in the band knows how to draw. Hailing from Dallas, this trio comprised of two Okie refugees and a St. Louis expatriate, forged their diverse sound from the desperation, grit and sweat laid down by the musical pioneers of yesteryear. Armed only with a simple drums, guitar, and vocal setup, the members of Oil Boom create a roomful of sound, despite their minimal instrumentation.
The trio’s repertoire includes genre bending elements of Tin-Pan Alley Pop, raw as hell Delta blues, 50s era honky tonk, and indie rock epics. There is plenty of variety and breadth of musical territory here, all deeply rooted in various musical traditions. The lineup includes Brian Whitten on vocals kazoo (yes, kazoo), Ryan Taylor on guitars and hometown hero Dugan Connors on drums.
Cicero’s is located at 6691 Delmar in the University City Loop.