Blackfoot Gypsies prefer the stylish sounds of the 60's to current melodies. They dress the part with paisley kerchiefs, flowing open button-ups and flared bell-bottoms. They let their hair grow long and cover the tops with captain's hats and fedoras while sporting colorful embroidery on guitar straps and cases.
Blackfoot Gypsies began with Matthew Paige and Zack Murphy. As a two-piece, they released a self-titled record and 2012's "On the Loose", but had recruited Nashville harmonica player Ollie Dogg and bass player Dylan Whitlow by 2015. Dogg adds powerful, wheeling harmonica parts to the swampy pop while Whitlow bolster's lead singer Zack Murphy's uniquely nasal vocal delivery with backup harmonies.
The band's newest record, "Handle It", was released by Plowboy Records in April of this year. It's the Gypsies' label debut featuring fuzzed out, lo-fi production and the newly established quartet. The record itself premiers greasy blues rock thrown together with kinetic guitar work and a pounding rhythm section. "Handle It" is a hazy release from a young band with boundless stoned energy.
Watch them play tracks from the new release here on Audiotree Live.