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A New York supergroup of sorts, the Gaddabouts is fronted by singer/songwriter Edie Brickell, anchored by drummer Steve Gadd, and featuring guitarist Andy Fairweather-Low and bassist Pino Palladino. Their eponymous 2011 debut — released just a week after Brickell's self-titled 2011 album — is in comfortable territory for the group’s singer/songwriter, filled with the kind of rangy, loping folk-rock that turned her into a star back in 1988, but it also has an element of serious cabaret swing and torch song, plus a bit of blues, the group so dexterous they slide into these old-timey threads without causing a ripple. The songs are all sturdy enough, but the appeal of The Gaddabouts is that relaxed, seasoned professionalism: the band has considerable chops but they never flaunt their skill, they lay back into the groove and it’s hard not to find their easy sway ingratiating.
What a great album!
This album made my year. I love all Edie's music and this band is amazing!
Top Albums and Songs By The Gaddabouts
||Let It Slide||The Gaddabouts||4:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Can You Feel It?||Look Out Now!||3:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||How I Love You||Look Out Now!||3:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||House On Fire||Look Out Now!||4:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Stranded in the Jungle||'50s & '60s Lost & Found Records Vol. 4||2:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Look Out Now!||Look Out Now!||3:41||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Never so Far Away||The Gaddabouts||3:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||River Rises||Look Out Now!||5:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Horse's Mouth||Look Out Now!||3:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mad Dog||The Gaddabouts||3:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|