NASHVILLE, TN (JANUARY 2012) – Breaking their way into the Roots Music Top 100 Blues Albums of 2011, Elam McKnight and Bob Bogdal have set the scene ablaze with their new album Zombie Nation. Joining names on the chart such as Gregg Allman, Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton himself; McKnight & Bogdal are receiving international recognition and high marks across the board for their vision of the genre. The veteran blues musicians are sparking new life in the genre, leaving fans and newcomers alike with a deep feeling of musical satisfaction. In this innovative album, the duo fuses their passion for the classic Mississippi Delta style with their own interpretation of the hill blues, then pepper it with gritty guitar licks and stuck-in-your-head hooks. Downbeat magazine gave the album three and a half out of four stars, calling it “accomplished.” The record is currently being spun on radio stations around the globe from Illinois to Australia.
The traveling bluesmen began their creative collaboration in 2008. For the next three years they poured their souls and sweat through the hissing amplifiers and microphones, and onto the pages. Zombie Nation was born from thirty years collective experience playing the blues, along with multiple album successes between them. McKnight broke into the music scene with his debut album Braid My Hair which fans and critics acknowledged as a “breath of fresh air.” He followed up with the album The Last Country Store (2005) which earned him chart spots internationally and in the US. He then established himself with Supa Good (2007) which merited an independent music award nomination for “Best Blues Song.” McKnight’s friend and partner Bob Bogdal has been belting the blues through his harmonica for twenty years and running. He began carving out his solo career with the release of Underneath the Kudzu (2005) in which he conjured up the eerie vibes and mystery of the southern delta. Zombie Nation embodies both the classic flavors of the artists, along with a new vision for the future of blues music.
You can purchase the album on their website at www.bigblackhand.com. The physical album is also for sale on Amazon and CD Baby. The duo is booking for the upcoming festival season with Frank Roszak Promotions of Van Nuys, CA as a duo and also as a full band. For more information about McKnight & Bogdal go to www.bigblackhand.com.
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