Considered the Young Turks of the Chicago blues scene, The Cash Box Kings are dedicated to carrying on the spirit of the 1940 s and 50 s post-war Chicago blues sound as well as the Delta blues music of the 20 s and 30 s. But these illustrious torchbearers also add a bravado, energy and freshness to the mix that results in a distinctive musical experience. With a focus on the raw, stripped-down, ensemble playing that was the hallmark of the post-war sound, the band showcases the music of Chess Records and Sun Records while adding a healthy dose of original music that captures the essence of the Memphis and Chicago blues sounds of the 40 s and 50 s.
'This band has taken old school Chicago blues and brought it jumping
and hollering into the 21st century. I ve seen a lot of bands play
this style of music, but I gotta say you guys take that old school
sound and go somewhere new with it...' --Dan Aykroyd