It sucks how blues bands that are talented like The Freeloaders get lumped in with those hacky sack toolbag bands. This South Carolina-based band takes its Janis Joplin-like lead singer and adds a mix of blues, funk, and rock to create ear candy for anyone looking to be back in the “summer of love” days. They will be playing the Cornelia Street Café in NYC on Sept. 23, Sullivan Hall in NYC on Sept. 24, and for free at Jigg’s Corner Music Saloon in Butler, NJ, on Sept. 26 and 27. myspace.com/freeincharleston.
The Freeloaders: Mooching Rockers
—by Cristina Jimenez, September 22, 2009