Badlands (Optimized for Digital) by Trampled Under Foot on Apple Music

13 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Not to be confused with a Led Zeppelin cover band, Trampled Under Foot is a solid blues trio from Kansas City whose fifth album, Badlands, shows why the group is a blues-circuit staple. With siblings Danielle Schnebelen on lead vocals and bass, Nick Schnebelen on guitars and vocals, and Kris Schnebelen on drums, the members grew up hearing their father's band Little Eva. (Dad played guitar.) Here, the sound is solid and smooth, with keyboardist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, CSN, Joe Cocker) providing color where necessary. Danielle leads the way on "Bad Bad Feeling" and sums things up on the cover of James Brown's "It's a Man's Man's Man's World," a gutsy move for a blues band. The title track features Danielle and Nick trading vocals on the album's most mature groove, where they manage to give off Southern heat without overcooking a thing. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Not to be confused with a Led Zeppelin cover band, Trampled Under Foot is a solid blues trio from Kansas City whose fifth album, Badlands, shows why the group is a blues-circuit staple. With siblings Danielle Schnebelen on lead vocals and bass, Nick Schnebelen on guitars and vocals, and Kris Schnebelen on drums, the members grew up hearing their father's band Little Eva. (Dad played guitar.) Here, the sound is solid and smooth, with keyboardist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, CSN, Joe Cocker) providing color where necessary. Danielle leads the way on "Bad Bad Feeling" and sums things up on the cover of James Brown's "It's a Man's Man's Man's World," a gutsy move for a blues band. The title track features Danielle and Nick trading vocals on the album's most mature groove, where they manage to give off Southern heat without overcooking a thing. 

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About Trampled Under Foot

The soul blues trio Trampled Under Foot consists of siblings Danielle Schnebelen (lead vocals and bass), Nick Schnebelen (guitars and vocals) and Kris Schnebelen, (drums). They grew up with the blues in Kansas City. Their father, Bill, was a blues guitarist in the band Little Eva and would regularly take his three children to jam sessions. Growing up, the siblings played separately in numerous bands over the years. Danielle was in Fresh Brew (1999-2004), Kris was a staple at blues clubs, and Nick was in Killing Floor (or K-Floor), and briefly, Buddahead. Missing the family camaraderie, the siblings formed Trampled Under Foot in 2000. The band released four studio sessions: Trampled Under Foot (2006), May I Be Excused in (2008), and Wrong Side of the Blues in (2011). They also issued Live at the Notodden Blues Festival in 2010. The combination of those releases and non-stop touring caught the attention of the jazz and blues label Telarc, who signed the band in 2013. They issued their fifth studio album, Badlands, that same year. ~ Al Campbell

  • FORMED
    2000

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