.32-20 is a blues-rock band out of New York City, and mixes straight acoustic renditions of Robert Johnson blues with hard blues rock that sounds a bit like the Black Crowes. In other words, archetype southern blues-rock, but with the wider dynamic range possible when the band can play good, convincing acoustic blues.
The CD starts off with an uptempo slide rocker called "Don't Believe," which leads to the funky, "What She Said." "Little Susie" is next, which has a Stone's "Let It Bleed" feel, followed by "Ain't Goin' Out," a country rocker.
32-20 Blues," which is as close as Robert Johnson ever got to a Carolinas style ragtime comes up, and is done as an acoustic blues shuffle with brushes (on drums), followed by "Sing Sing," a country (as in western) blues. A nice bluesy ballad, "Water Song," comes next, and reminds me of good Marshall Tucker, as does the gospelish "Blind Willy C."
"Judgement Day," is another acoustic blues with a "Rollin' and Tumblin'" feel, followed by the title cut, a neat Commander Cody type country song. An uptempo county rocker, "Lonesome and Blue" and a great Stone's style rocker, "Long Cold Walk" end the set.
This is a fine band, and their record is interesting in that the blues tend to be done straight and the acoustic numbers add a sense of dynamics that make the rockers seem even blusier than it would seem on the surface. This stuff is pretty compelling.
The type of music I've described could be typed as your garden variety blues rock with some acoustic blues, but it's well played and has a lot more going on in the music than usual. It'll sound great in your boombox, and would make a fitting part of an afternoon drive on an open road. Buy this CD at CD Baby