Written by: Jen Dan
New Orleans-based jazz and blues duo /fyo͞oɡ/ has an unusual band name, but their music is steeped in traditional American roots music of the early twentieth century. The act just dropped their album Temp’rall Sho’gazing and it’s a sincere blend of piano-based originals and a handful of cover songs.
Temp’rall Sho’gazing was released independently on June 26th and was produced by Chris Butcher and Sam Tepper. Tepper plays piano, keyboards, and harmonica in the band and Katarina Boudreaux lends her rich vocal delivery to the mix.
Old-school jazz with heartfelt, bluesy vocals are the pair’s signature sound. One would be hard-pressed to know what era St. Louis Blues and Blues After Hours came from.
Tepper and Boudreaux dabble in funk on the sultry Nibble and add serious slow-burn drama on a cover of Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair.
Take the spellbinding Temp’rall Sho’gazing for a spin.