I’M A STRANGER (AND I LOVE THE NIGHT)
A captivating array of original and provocative American music, I’M A STRANGER (AND I LOVE THE NIGHT) mines the Scrapomatic’s explorations into eerie swamp blues, wistful romantic soul, and hard crunching rock and roll, all with a compelling or poignant story to tell. Minneapolis natives Mike Mattison, who also performs with the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, and Paul Olsen, an award winning New York songwriter and producer, are backed by the tight knit rhythm section of Ted Pecchio and Tyler Greenwell, veterans of Susan Tedeschi and Col. Bruce Hampton’s bands, among others special guests. “Absolutely irresistible…the sky’s the limit for Scrapomatic.” –BLUES REVUE
SIDEWALK CAESARS furthers the band’s distinctive forays into a stunning mixture of blues, soul, and related roots-oriented genres. Mattison and Olsen are joined by Ted Pecchio (bass) and Tyler Greenwell (drums), veterans of Susan Tedeschi and Col. Bruce Hampton’s bands, plus dynamic guitarist Dave Yoke. The album also boasts guest sit-ins from Derek Trucks and notable percussionist, Count M’Butu. ABOUT MUSIC.COM said: “This is roots music at its best, Scrapomatic is bringing American musical tradition into the 21st century with style and personality.”
ALLIGATOR LOVE CRY
ALLIGATOR LOVE CRY, the label debut from the popular hybrid blues ensemble, Scrapomatic. Led by Derek Trucks Band lead singer Mike Mattison and award winning songwriter Paul Olsen, Scrapomatic arrives with a convincing array of raw, outspoken and emotional tracks. ALLIGATOR LOVE CRY, the band’s second CD release, demonstrates a solid foundation of potent blues, overlaid with a stunning mixture of jazz, sweet soul, highly charged vocals and a memorable taste of scat. The hard driving slide guitar opus “Ain’t Got The Smile” hit number one on the XM Radio Blues chart.