Gene Triplett had a good article on The Rounders’ upcoming national release, Wish I Had You in The Oklahoman last Friday.
Be sure to check out their CD Release show tonight at The Conservatory and pick up their new CD before it hits stores on January 30.
The Rounders’ ‘not strictly blues’ style shows on national release
By Gene Triplett
The Rounders have been taking the blues out for a ride in new directions for seven years now, exploring alternative routes much like The Black Keys, Jimbo Mathus and the fledgling White Stripes have charted in recent times. Still, the Oklahoma City-based quintet never loses sight of its more traditional influences in the rearview mirror of its musical journey.
On the band’s first national release, “Wish I Had You,” the steaming locomotion of “God Knows I’m Trying” and “Through No Fault of My Own” would please even the most Southern-fried, hard-nosed purist, while the lean, clean guitar interplay and minimalist percussion of “You Know Better Than That” and “Oh, My Dear Mind” tread a new middle ground somewhere between Oklahoma Opry-style cowboy jump and the pared-down country-punk of Jason and The Scorchers, with a little jug-band bounce thrown in for good measure.