Hornbuckle, “Denver’s First Family Of The Blues”

Written by on September 25, 2014 in Music Reviews, News To Shout About!, September 25, 2014 - Comments Off on Hornbuckle, “Denver’s First Family Of The Blues”

Make L.A. Debut at Arcadia Blues Club


(ARCADIA, CA) – Hornbuckle, “Denver’s First Family of the Blues” fronted by guitarist-vocalist Michael Hornbuckle, make their L.A. debut at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, Friday, September 26, opening for  Eric Sardinas. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance, $20. at the door. Info: (626) 447-9349 or arcadiabluesclub.ticketleap.com/eric-sardinas-and-big-motor-hornbuckel-abc-9-26-14/.


Virtue & Vice is the title of Hornbuckle’s recently-released album, which is quickly gaining critic’s acclaim. The Colorado-based group recently celebrated twenty years together as a band, following in their musician father’s footsteps – hence the moniker, “Denver’s First Family of the Blues”.


“Hornbuckle’s sound is fresh and interesting…these guys have managed to find a way to give the blues a mainstream, pop-driven sound, while at the same time staying true to their bluesy roots. The songs themselves are nothing short of excellent.”


“Not since ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughan has there been a band that could wind a mean bar room boogie and bring the blues home like the Hornbuckle Brothers. One of the best new independently produced albums of the year.”

“Spearheaded by Michael’s smooth, soulful voice (a la Paul Rodgers in Tonality), the quartet presents a thoroughly sophisticated product right down to the subtle instrumentation that makes “Beautiful Rain,” “Angels, Addicts, Poets & Thieves,” and “Beautiful Rain”sound so rich.” MUSIC CONNECTION

“Michael Hornbuckle’s voice is a soulful powerhouse that closely matches the pipes of Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) as the band soars over the blues on Virtue & Vice, their most recent release.” THE ALTERNATE ROOT

In discussing Virtue & Vice, Hornbuckle says, “we try and cover a lot of ground; sixteen songs of memories, love, lust, protest and personal discovery. We really tried to infuse as many influences as possible while still keeping continuity from song to song. We did some reggae in “Complicated”, funk in “Slave to the Benjamins,” a Latin feel on “Moment In Time” and a 70’s rock feel in “Ride Away”. All of it injected with the blues since that is still the main language we speak musically .”