Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Blues to Pass the Time on a Summer Night

We've been emphasizing our vocals a lot in the last couple of years -- that's only natural with Michelle Lewis and Randy Hamilton singing such powerful harmonies and leads in our newer tunes -- but the instrumental side of The Flood is doing some pretty interesting things too. For instance, a couple of weeks ago, while we were waiting to get the regular rehearsal started, Doug Chaffin and Paul Martin launched into a little musical conversation that the rest of us were pleased to eavesdrop on -- and we thought you'd like to listen in too -- just a nameless blues to pass the time on a summer night.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dedicated to Love

We're always looking for new tunes that we can jug-i-fy, and sometimes that means digging deep into the recesses of our collective memory. We in The Flood are long-time Bob Dylan fans and recently, while discussing the subject of love and its multitudinous ramifications and variations, we stumbled upon memories of this old Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller tune that was the opening track of Bob Dylan's very first album, released in 1962, when Bob was not yet 20 years old and still probably learning a thing or two about love himself.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sampling the New LIVE, IN CONCERT CD

We've been hard at work this year on our sixth CD, and we're excited to bring it out later this summer. This is our first LIVE, IN CONCERT album, which we recorded at a show last January. It features tunes that are not on any our previous five CDs, songs like "St. Louis Blues" and "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," "Autumn Leaves" and "Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia," "Ramblin' Boy" and "Crazy Words, Crazy Tune." In addition, this CD is the first appearance of our newest Floodster Paul Martin, whose mandolin and guitar work and vocals have added so much to our sound. Paul also is mixing and editing the new album. Because we're eager to share with you what we've been working on, here are some sound samples from the new disc. And if you want to know more about the new album, visit our website at, where you can also pre-order the disc if you like to reserve your copy. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Jam of the Youngest and Eldest Floodster Emeritus

When word got out that our buddy Jacob Scarr would be heading back to his Colorado home at the end of the week, his fans came out for last night's Flood rehearsal, including his old friend Chuck Romine. So we had the youngest and the eldest Floodster emeritus jamming at the same table, just like old times. And of course, Jacob always brings out our better blues moods, so, naturally, we had to get a little jelly roll going in his honor.