Rick Hatfield

& The Jumpin' Bobcats

The Frill Is Gone

Mix great songs, a knockout band, and a fine sense of humor and you might get Rick Hatfield & the Jumpin’ Bobcats if you’re lucky. Hatfield is a white-hot harp player, singer, and guitarist, joined here by a tough yet subtle rhythm section and fiddler John Tenney. There’s plenty of variety — rockabilly, shuffles, swing — on The Frill Is Gone (self-release), but the faster cuts (“Flip Flop,” “Play Mitzy for Me”) will get your doggies shaking.

- Jeff Calvin
Blues Bites - Reviews in Brief
Blues Revue Magazine Issue No. 86, FEB/MAR 2004