Colin John Press
"This is what Jimi Hendrix might have sounded like had he abandoned the rat race, moved to Hawaii, taken up surfing and let the sun and waves bestow their laid-back highs."-Michael Molenda, Guitar Player Magazine
"...such was the jaw-dropping skill displayed by the fretboard worrier from Hawaii....an evening of quality blues, filthy funk and soul featuring the sort of plank-spanning heroics that Hendrix would have made if he joined a surf band."-Nick Hornton, Dorset Echo,UK
"International touring and recording musician Colin John seems like the embodiment of the love child of Charlie Patton, Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.But then, throw that love child into island life and raise him with the rich tradition of Hawaiian lap steel guitar, and you just might wind up with someone like Colin John.He has tapped into his magical, mystical muse and channels that unearthly energy into his music."-CD Baby
"Long Tall Deb raises attitude to a new latitude. Her songs cook with more smoke and sauce than all of Memphis, and her soul will break your back. Colin John’s guitar flogs you with a cotton branch ’til you bleed honey. Together they ride a no-brakes rhythm section locomotive to a time when the rooms were red, the music was black and the untold tales waited patiently for the coming of the voice worthy of the telling. Get ready. Here they come."-Terry Abrahamson, "In The Belly Of The Blues"
Long Tall Deb and Colin John combine a genre-bending and refreshingly original new sound on their new VizzTone EP “Streets of Mumbai”. The richly-textured sound incorporates world influence with a soul-blues base picked up on their travels throughout India, Hawaii and the American South.
The richly-textured layers on “Streets of Mumbai” incorporate world influence with a soul-blues base picked up on their travels throughout India, Nepal, Hawaii and the American South. The EP has climbed high on Blues, Americana and Jam Band charts, a testament to its crossover appeal.
Their profound chemistry translates into live performances that are simultaneously engaging and incendiary as they connect with each other and audiences around the world in a positive, uplifting and inspiring way. Clearly, they love what they do and love the audiences for whom they entertain.
The pair have opened theater shows for BB King and Robert Cray, and played to standing ovations for enthusiastic club and festival audiences in India, Nepal, and across the United States, Canada and Europe.