Eclecto Groove recording artists: Jason Ricci and New Blood mix blues, rock, funk, eastern, and jazz into a seamless cohesion both eclectic and idiosyncratic while always avoiding cliché’s and histrionics. Television, radio, and literary critics compare them to acts as diverse as The Rolling Stones, John Coltrane, and Lou Reed. Modern day parallels also include acts ranging from Government Mule to Prince and the Revolution. New Blood always delivers a level of musical virtuosity, while effortlessly keeping the fun, angst and energy of a Punk Rock band, with the skill, refinement and reflection typical of a Jazz ensemble.
As a Blues band JR&NB have individually and collectively won various accolades and distinguished awards from blues societies all over the world. Ricci and the boys play many notable blues venues, festivals and events while continuing expansion in this genre.
As a Jam Band, tapers have archived shows from the shores of France and Belgium to San Francisco and weekly Internet downloads, often in the thousands, have surpassed heavily bootlegged acts such as The Grateful Dead and Phish. Jason Ricci’s new CD “Blood On The Road” sold over 12,000 copies in under a year from stage, by word of mouth and through the Internet and without the help of record labels, national distributors, or publicists.