Nashville based four-piece, the Voodoo Fix, has a message for us listeners on their new, barn-burning blues-rock single: “you’ve got to find what you love, and let it kill you,” the guys intone over the wail of guitars. After just one listen, it’s clear that they aren’t messing around– singer Abe Rivers, guitarist Scott Parrelli, bassist Will Halsey and drummer Logan Todd have found what drives them, and they’ll follow that passion to the end of the earth and back. A recent relocation to Nashville to record their debut record, In Deep, marked a huge career milestone for a band that has been touring and recruiting a passionate fan base the old fashioned way for a decade. Meeting while at college in Whittier, California, the band didn’t take long to hit the road, and has since toured extensively across the country and in Europe, making a name for themselves as a staple in blues clubs and sharing stages with Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Charlie Daniels and Foghat. The band hit the breaks on touring just long enough to finally set their debut album to record, working with producers Darin “D-Roc” James (Memphis Horns, Solomon Burke, India.Arie) and Shannon Sanders (Robert Randolph, Johnny Lang) to create In Deep, which was released in April.
Today, the guys are premiering the music video for “Let It Kill You.” The band told Elmore of the track, “[it] is about doing what you love no matter the cost. In our case that is making music. We hope to inspire others to follow their dreams and enjoy the journey.” The band recognized the relentless, hardworking spirit of the residents of their new hometown, so to shoot their video they took to the streets, bars, restaurants and shops of Nashville, filming people hard at work at their different callings; mechanics, athletes, tattoo artists paint a vivid and inspiring tableau of the various faces of the American working class. Meanwhile, the band goes on their own journey throughout the video, starting out as disgruntled line-cooks and dishwashers and servers, mucking things up until they eventually throw in the towel. It’s a fun and funny contrast to the following shots of the band doing their thing, powered by an absolutely electric energy that no doubt stems from so much time spent together in the trenches. Their no-holds-barred, blue-collar blues-rock is intoxicating, led by the soulful rasp of frontman Rivers.
The Voodoo Fix will be at Madam’s Organ in Adams Morgan, DC on November 4th and the Record Collector in Bordentown, NJ on the 5th. Stay in touch with the band via Facebook and their website, where you can pick up a copy of In Deep.