Let It Flow
Exeter Blues Groove are duo playing deep blues with a sound forged from fat and fuzzy harmonica and swampy drum grooves. They are based in the Southern Highlands of NSW AUSTRALIA in a small village called Exeter. The band is fronted by singer song writer David O'Leary,His musical beginings started in Melbourne where he was first drawn to the harmonica via Bob Dylan and Neil Young. He soon discovered the blues harp players of Chicago and the Mississippi Delta.The late great Little Walter became one of Daves biggest musical influences. Story teller guitarists as diverse as Robert Johnson and Leo Kottkee as well as the hypnotic stylings in the music of R.L.Burnside and Tony Joe White all add up to what forms a very earthy bedrock sound that is Exeter Blues Groove.In 2004 EBG released an impressive 16 track album titled 'LET IT FLOW 'it was recorded at Begger's lane studio in Bowral in a single beautiful winters day. Produced with the help of Shane Pacey lead singer of Australian blues band 'The Bondi Cigars' and featuring Robbie Souter on drums who has had a long playing relationship with Australian legend the late great Slim Dusty as well as 'the Dynamic Hypnotics'. The album has been recorded in the traditional old style of ' one take ' and Robbies drumming finness blends beautifully with Daves 'get up and dance ' guitar style expressing the unique sound that is Exeter Groove. Dave O'Leary sings it like it is, laconic and straight to the point with an honesty that gets under your skin and rings true long after the band has gone home.You will like this album alot.