Singles and EPs
Ticket West is about two brothers that were listening to blues records their dad played over the family diner. After being in a blues and rock ‘n roll band together in their teenage years, the brothers started separate careers in music. Now, after more than 30 years, they’ve reunited to focus on the blues again. Their interest in blues is with the West coast style (William Clarke, Rod Piazza, James Harman) and in 2018 they hooked up with singer and harmonica player Gerrit Ekkelenkamp to be replaced later by his mentee Harp Mitch after he moved to Portugal. Their first record “High Class Horse” which features Harp Mitch on vocals and harmonicas and Nathan James on guitar was released in 2020. For their second album “Cab driving man”, they went into the studio with a variety of befriended musicians. In 2020, the first track of this new album was released, full release took place in May 2021. While the first album is firmly rooted in the West coast style, their second also has a Chicago blues (Magic Sam, Elmore James, Eddy Taylor) touch to it. But still, modern West coast blues (Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Chris Fast, Junior Watson) is not far away. Ticket West is about the brothers doing what they like most while not being bothered by the need to become rich and famous. Just composing, recording, and gigging with friends and doing this to the best of their abilities while keeping their blues alive after all these years.