A blend of blues, western, rock, and psychedelia, Devilish Deeds evokes images of a dark western film, complete with heroes and villains, love and loss.
Crook & the Bluff release a new single, “Devilish Deeds”, on September 1st, 2017. Recorded at Man vs. Music in Salt Lake City, this reproduction of a track originally included on Down To The Styx features an alternate Crook & the Bluff instrumentation. A blend of blues, western, rock, and psychedelia, “Devilish Deeds” evokes images of a dark western film, complete with heroes and villains, love and loss.
Kirk Dath sings the story of a man struggling with a creeping insanity, his identity and clarity slowing slipping away. This drama is interrupted by lonesome, mournful harmonica, relating an anguish beyond words. Ryan Arnold, discarding his guitar for the lap steel, tosses in a haunting melody, a mixture of delight and despair that dances above the ensemble, while Kevin Schultz provides a steady heartbeat and sorrowful song with the upright bass, and a striking refrain from the ivories of a parlor piano. Whispering and meandering throughout the piece is the ephemeral sound of Sam Osimitz, whose melancholic violin and saw draws the listener into a plaintive meditation.Listen