|Idle Hands are 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, Larry DiPeppe, 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, take their influences from stuff that moves them. From the
concisely conveyed twang and longing of “Baja Boogie” to the burning
desolation of “Devil’s 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 are proving their
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; Larry DiPeppe , bass; Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz , drums.