|Idle Hands is an L.A.-based blues band, five musicians who really dig
playing the blues, rock, and rockabilly. Just off the late-night
inventive grind of laying down and mixing the razor-sharp tracks for
their new album, "On Fire," on the indie label Stingray Entertainment,
Paul Van Duine, Vince White, Lori D'Itri, Edward LaBarbera, and Bermuda
Schwartz are scaling up the sounds in venues North of the border.
Together since 2002, Idle Hands, like rockers and crooners of the Old
Guard, takes their influences from stuff that moves them. From the
concisely conveyed twang and longing of "Baja Boogie" to the burning
desolation of "Devilís Playground" and heartbreaking hook of "Little
by Little," the album wails of raw emotion so basic to our ethos.
Technically proficient, and rife with vitriolic, turbulent songs
staking claim to the body of Blues, Idle Hands is proving its
strengths as a musical force through collaborations with artists like
Chicago Bob, Lenny Smith and others, and delivering live shows on the
old order of flash bang and drive, keeping the emphasis where it
Lori D'Itri, vocals; Vince White, lead guitar and vocals; Paul Van
Duine, guitar; Edward LaBarbera, bass; Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, drums.