The Cannibal Ramblers
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The Cannibal Ramblers

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Blues Punk




"The Cannibal Ramblers"

This interesting Rhode Island duo has two things about their sound I notice and dig right away: Composer/guitarist Mark Milloff and drummer/vocalist Kyle Anderson have a very full sound for just a duo and their R&B ballads are perfectly performed with gruff raspy vocals, stinging guitar tones, and busy drumming. From the opener, “Do the Slaw,” through great tunes “A Warm Breeze Blows,” “Hospital,” “Drank Too Much,” and my favorites “If Things Could Kill Me,” “Bad Dog,” and the closer “Dead to Roll,” the guitar work is creative, screaming cool; the vocals are always growling, energetic, and very listenable. Some of the tunes, like “Goin Home” and “Trouble,” build up power like a steamroller as they progress—and I dig that characteristic of their music. R&B/bluesy ballads with guitar tones and tricks that work well. Check it out. I like it. (A.J.Wachtel) - The Noise

"The Deep End"

If you’re wondering where the cutting edge of the blues is, look no further than the next Cannibal Ramblers gig. I caught the Boston area debut for this Providence RI trio last month at the Plough and Stars in Cambridge and it was awesome. If you haven't heard this band, you gotta check 'em out! The lineup consists of Mark Milloff on guitar and vocals, Erik Jerominek on bass, and Kyle Anderson on drums. The rhythm section of Kyle and Erik is the jazziest, most unpredictable and just plain best in New England. Add to them the primal shouting and slashing slide guitar of the tall, white-bearded Mark Milloff, and you've got the most unique blues band out there today. These guys mix their own original tunes in with their thorough re-workings of Delta-era classics making for a very enjoyable and totally exhilarating night of music. The rhythms shift, speed up, and slow down; the dynamic drifts down to a whisper then explodes with joyous abandon - often all in the same song! They absolutely lit the place up and are already scheduled to return.
This past Friday I caught ‘em again, on their home turf at Nick a Nees in Providence. ( I love Nick a Nees!) This time, the core trio was augmented by second guitarist Marlie Wanseth and blues harpist Bryan Minto. They both added color to an already great band without overpowering or “getting in the way.” When musicians are this comfortable with the medium, they don’t have to know the songs or know what’s gonna happen next. They just gel. With all the “jamming” going on, it never got noodly or indulgent; the music remained funky and infectious. By the last half of their set, the owner of the establishment was dancing on the bar and several patrons were dancing on stage with the musicians; the party vibe was in full effect! I've seen these guys several times now and can safely call them my favorite New England area blues band. Seek them out and catch a show, you’ll never go back to the same old blues again! - Jay Scheffler


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The Cannibal Ramblers Proudly Play Abstract Ashcan Delta Swamp Backwater Stomp.

The Cannibal Ramblers are a three piece band from Boston/Providence.  Their influences range from Mississippi Delta, surf music, punk, rock,  Jazz and deconstructive performance sound art.  These disperate styles jump together creating a unique and idiosynchratic sound, blasting with energy.  Together for  four years, they play an intense schedule of gigs from Vermont to NYC, from Mississippi to Michigan and FRANCE! They recently opened for Robert Randolph and the Family and BB King.  They will be touring during October 2014 with the Ten Foot Polecats and the Scissormen out of Nashville.

They have a deep reservoir of original, high energy music.

Boston Blues Society "By Jay Scheffler(of the Ten Foot Polecats)

March 2013
"If youre wondering where the cutting edge of the blues is, look no further than the next Cannibal Ramblers gig."


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