Ram Bam Records 2002
This band has no bass. The internationally aclaimed guitarist Jussi "Jo Buddy" Raulamo plays all bass lines, solos and comps with his personally interesting style and sound. He plays his guitar through an old Salora tube radio from 1953 and that gives him the lovely earthly sound. By the way, the American Blues Revue Magazine wrote about his guitar gear in it's May -issue 2001!
The singer Susanne "Susse" Raulamo bangs her Bodhran drum with her hand, drum stick and a wooden scoop of which she's very fond of. Now, have you ever seen anyone putting some gas on the rock' n' roll tune with a wooden scoop? People have been simply blown away with her voice! In short: It can make the hair of the hardest miserable beetle to rise!
"Her voice reminds me of Emmylou Harris, Norma Waterson and Victoria Williams." (Jussi Niemi, a Finnish music journalist)
She can also "fly" and swing when she sings - the voice with the right attitude is there. The married couple that has sold their souls complitely to music sigs both separatelly and together as their voices blend heavenly together. Behind them you find their musical rhythm master - the back bone - drummer Juppo Paavola. He has a very imaginative and playful style - and sometimes he just settles for the more simpler things.
The music is a rare and versatile mix of American roots stuff such as: New Orleans R & B, Folk, Country, Swing, Rockabilly, Mambo, Latin, Spirituals, Ragtime, Celtic Ballads, Cajun, Zydeco, Rock 'n' Roll, Bluegrass, Downhome Blues spiced even with some wild "Indian" and "voodoo" flavours.
"This Finnish singer is "a big star" because of her voice, songs and her ability to put her soul into them. She is enchanting, roaring, caressing, alluring and drifting farther away at the same time"
"She sings ballads of this time without throwing herself into melancholy - she is filled with hope and immovable peace."