September 20, 2014 at 8:00
2014 marks the 21st Anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's remarkable arrival onto the music scene. In it's first years, having secured their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world in the
middle of the grunge era, no less that it was still cool to swing, big band style. Today the high energy nine piece ensemble continues the party and takes things to the next level with the release of RATTLE THEM BONES. The follow up to the much lauded 2009 release,How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway,
Rattle Them Bones still urges their millions of fans worldwide to shake and move
to their inimitable grooves while also expanding their horizons with new musical inspiration and influence. The intensity of the Calloway project helped the band further hone it's ability to honor the great musicians and music of
the past while pushing the genre forward through interpretation and vision. Leader Scotty Morris has called that experience "The greatest musical education possible,and one that again solidified the brotherhood of the band."
While by design the musical focus of that session was Calloway's eyday of the 30s and 40s, Rattle Them Bones is a more expansive, ultimately liberating work that began with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's singer and chief so
songwriter drawing from some unexpected cultural wells.