Been busy getting this new CD together. FRISKIN' THE WHISKERS is the name of our endeavor and it's more than a little different from our usual fare.

Conceived as a record for swing dancing, but itís so expertly done by the Mighty Fines that it makes for great listening - even if you just SIT THERE.

So lace up or just get comfortable and dive in.

Macy Blackman

"Finger Poppin' Time", from Friskin' the Whiskers
Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines

"The Bay Area favorites sound mighty fine, indeed, as they fire up vintage New Orleans-style R&B/boogie. The new album is bursting with vim and vigor. Boasting Blackman's rollicking piano and cornet, plus Bing Nathan on bass, Larry Vann on drums, Ken "Snakebite" on bari sax and Nancy Wright on tenor sax. Wright sounds super saucy, singing on numbers like "You Can Have My Husband." Blackman's own bluesy voice rings out robustly on numerous numbers like "Roll With Me Baby."

"Friskin'" is an instant party. You can't sit still when Blackman and company start ripping through tunes like "Shark Rattle and Roll," "Honey Hush" and "Sea Cruise." Known for their rousing live shows, this band cooks with hot sauce."

Paul Freeman
Mercury News
March 6, 2015