Influenced by the soulful hard-hitting blues sound of its predecessors, Zeppelin, Sabbath, The Black Keys and more, Salt Lakes Green River Blues is finding it’s own roots within the genre. The group launched their first LP in April 2019; produced by Phil Joly, the Grammy award-winning producer and engineer of Electric Lady Studios known for his work with Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, The Kills, The Strokes and more.
When Listening to tracks off the band’s first full-length album, you’ll be reminded of drinking a stout beer; rich, smooth molasses out in front with a soulful burn on the back end, translated into sound. Green River Blues recorded previous demo tracks around the country but it wasn’t until they stumbled upon Prairie Sun Recording Studio in the heart of California wine country that they found the sound they were looking for.
Turning out artists like The Grateful Dead, The Doobie Brothers, Van Morrison, Amundsen knew the studio, appearing to be nothing more than an old barn, offered inspiration. Embracing the vintage vibes, the band utilized “The Waits Room”, a small corner storage room made famous by Tom Waits. Listen close at the end of the title track “LocoMotive” and you’ll hear the rattling of an aged water heater in the corner of the room.
In addition to teaming up with Joly, the LP was mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Sound, also known for his work coincidentally with Tom Waits and artists including Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Weezer, Panic! at the Disco and more
Vocals & Guitar / Cory Amundsen
Lead guitar / Jaron Yancey
Bass / Shawn Davis
Drums / Stephen Bigelow