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Royal Fingerbowl is the sound of a young, less despondent Tom Waits away from the piano fronting a rock combo. The graveled voice and equally dirty guitar work of Alex McMurray puts grit into this pawn shop fingerbowl. Several different horns, organ and accordion, mostly courtesy the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, enriches nearly every track. Somewhat rural and as much downbeat rock, this album is an unhappy hour soundtrack for the local watering hole where woe and silent wailing needs a background. Royal Fingerbowl's arrangements and song construction dovetails finely with their overt themes of loss, distance and pain.


Genre: Blues

Years Active: '90s, '00s

With just one inexpensive demo tape, Royal Fingerbowl, a trio from New Orleans, attracted the attention of a New York record company. They've been hailed as one of the best bands to come out of New Orleans since the early-'90s emergence of Better Than Ezra. Composed of Alex McMurray on guitar and vocals, Kevin O'Day on drums, and Andy Wolf on bass and vocals, the band plays lilting, often waltz-tempo blues and jazz. McMurray's voice sounds like a cross between Tom Waits and Louis Armstrong, and he...
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