I’m often too easy to reel in, but you can’t really fault a band that has a worldwide community of fans called “Troublemakers“.

Vintage Trouble, a four-piece / blues / rock / soul / “retro” / combo hailing from the City of Angels, actually followed the somewhat rare strategy of first making it abroad in Europe before “returning” to the States (their manager, Doc McGhee, came up with that particular spin). They first hit my radar while they were out touring with AC/DC last year and their sound is something that got me hooked within seconds, especially due to their singer, Ty Taylor, and the tight and flawless craftsmanship of the other band members.

If you take a hearty dose of both vintage soul + R&B, mix in a healthy portion of (sometimes early) rock (& roll) and turn it up loud, you get a formula that appeals to the 40+ crowd.

I can’t shake the feeling that there is a solid marketing strategy behind it all, but it certainly suckered me into the groove, so … check ’em out if you’re so inclined.

Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

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