Fog Blues & Brass Band, the dynamic 7-piece ensemble from Kitchener, Ontario, known for their electrifying live performances, is thrilled to announce the release of their latest single, “12 Bar Prescription”, featured on the bluesy rock band’s latest EP. It captures the essence of their journey during the unprecedented challenges of the COVID pandemic and showcases their unyielding spirit and musical prowess.
Check out “12 Bar Prescription” on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Npen7k304KM
“Ironically, the only tune we had pre-pandemic was this song we co-wrote with Grant Heywood (Major Hoople’s Boarding House). However, we were locked down before we could record it. “12 Ba
r Prescription” was one we solidified in Memphis, TN during the International Blues Challenge and playing that song live at The Rum Boogie Cafe and Alfred’s was surreal! It’s become our opening song on every show we play, so it only seemed fitting it be the title track.”
The other songs featured on Fog’s latest EP are a testament to their ability to create and collaborate through adversity due to the pandemic’s restrictions and limitations. The band members had to resort to utilizing email and file transfer services to share and exchange musical concepts, crafting demos and recording tracks individually. Some band members taught themselves recording software to keep the creative process alive as this remote collaboration continued for several months until they finally gathered again.
For this EP, the multi-talented and versatile 7-piece band from western Ontario sought to capture the raw energy and immersive experience of their live performances. To achieve this vision, they enlisted the expertise of renowned engineer Robi Banergi, whose distinguished portfolio includes working with legendary artists such as The Rolling Stones, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Etta James.
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/70MFUlmi2Qj0TRSeILjByA?si=f36cf57643234a4f&nd=1
“Robi is amazing to work with! It’s a very chill environment filled with good vibes, creative ideas, and a few studio stories from the past, very interesting to say the least! We also hired Steve Skingley (Rick Emmett, Molly Johnson) to do the mastering and he’s a great guy to work with!”
FOG Blues & Brass Band burst onto the music scene with their debut album, “Into The Fog!” in 2018, which garnered much fanfare as each track from the album enjoyed extensive airplay on live radio locally and abroad. Comprised of a group of seasoned musicians, FOG’s live performances are nothing short of spectacular as their signature blend of Classic Blues, R&B, and Rock creates a captivating and invigorating experience for all audiences.