Dan Patlansky delivers a seriously fierce, fiery representation of his take on old-school blues and early rock. It’s a 10-track musical accomplishment that is sure to leave any blues fan wanting more of his work. The album is a strong testament to Patlansky’s talent, and a welcome addition to any blues enthusiast’s library. With Patlansky himself a producer of the album, his creative control was certainly able to flourish and produce something genuinely his.
"Thieves & Yesterdays" is a collection of songs that put a contemporary spin on soulful roots music. The bands first full length studio album and Dan's 3rd in the past 5 years. The Delta Struts are driven by the dynamic guitar playing duo of Dan Bubien and Shawn Mazzei, along with Bubien’s soulful gritty vocals. Their signature sound is highlighted by the precision playing and deep toned-full sound of drummer Mark Pollera and glued together by Christian Caputo’s steady, groove oriented bass playing. Rooted in soul versed in styles from blues to funk, roots-rock to reggae, alt-country to singer/songwriter, Dan and the "Delta Struts" are constantly refining and redefining their craft with a wide palette of tones and textures, sounds and styles, to express their songwriting through an open, honest and wide catalogue of real songs.
Smooth jazz keyboardist Dan Siegel has been helping to shape the genre since his recording debut in 1980. Born in Seattle and raised in Eugene, OR, Siegel started taking piano lessons at age eight and was fronting a rock band at 12. After attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he received a degree in composition from the University of Oregon and began recording his own works.