Rock is alive, but it’s not well…and in desperate need of some healing.
The Medicinal Purpose brings together three of New Jersey’s favorite sons on a mission to cure the masses with their raw style of Rhythm & Blues music. Out front, a voice and lyrics emerge, both shaped by years of hardship and heartbreak. Brother Sal’s soul flows through both like a morphine drip, but it does even more so in his guitar playing. Picking up where Mick Taylor and Sun Ra left off, he and his Telecaster have been known to bend everyone into a state of electroshock euphoria. The relentless pulse of the rhythm section is the product of a longtime friendship between bassist Chris Ball and drummer Andrei Koribanics, who, even at the band’s softest moments, keep everyone moving with an adrenaline-fueled groove.
After years of playing different music with different people in different bands, this line-up has come together for the common good. This is more than rock. This is sonic love that transcends time and genre. It is a product of unfettered musical trust. It is rooted in the blues, and just like all music with a purpose, it is purely medicinal.
Side effects may include shaking of the hips, bobbing of the head, mind explosions, and complex emotions.
Let’s welcome them to their new found home in the Wild Western Mass…Check them out at Bishop’s Lounge, Northampton MA for their new self titled Cd Release The Medicinal Purpose, February 5th!!!