Milwaukee's Rockin' Rhythm & Blues Band
Altered Five Blues Band Description
Proclaimed “a staple of the Midwest’s band scene” and “a festival favorite” by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in 2012, Altered Five’s delectable brew of blues and soul is now quickly gaining national attention. The group's third album, Cryin' Mercy, was produced by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, James Cotton, etc.) and released in October, 2014. It reached #3 in the iTunes blues store and hit #1 on the Roots Music Report radio chart. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, frontman Jeff Taylor's voice is "gloriously gritty." The Shepherd Express simply states he sounds like “a voice from Stax/Volt 45s.” Downbeat magazine raves that Jeff Schroedl's "high-wire guitar reaches the high bar of mixed invention and fluidity," while Blues Bytes magazine states that the group features "the funkiest rhythm section outside of Memphis." The band won "Blues Artist of the Year" at the 2014 WAMI Award Show, and Cryin' Mercy won "Best Self-Released CD" at the 2015 International Blues Challenge.
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