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The Largest Trio in R.I.

Superchief Trio features a unique combination of two-fisted piano, red hot trombone, blazing guitar, rock solid bass, powerful vocals and frenzied percussion antics.  Swing, New Orleans R&B, jump blues, boogie-woogie — it’s all in there. And with a repertoire of tasty original tunes and carefully selected covers, this group is the ultimate dance-party band.

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From Munslow’s rich piano grooves to Murray’s gutbucket trombone and Cote’s invigorating rhythms, this band is FUN from the first note! So put on your dancin’ shoes and dig this mess!

Duke Robillard

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Magnetic

Magnetic

Superchief Trio’s second album of original material, Magnetic, features thirteen songs that run the gamut from swing, to boogie-woogie and blues, and back again. As the band delves deeper into these genres, the result is an irresistible, eclectic mix of dance music featuring first-rate musicianship, smart lyrics and foot stomping grooves. It’s music that instantly elevates your mood, and makes you want to get up dance – no matter where you are!

Rick Massimo of the Providence Journal, recently reviewed Magnetic, and this is what he had to say: “It’s been seven years since The Superchief Trio released their debut disc, “The Devil Knows Me Better,” and their new release, “Magnetic,” shows that they’ve grown since then in more ways than one. First off, with original members pianist-singer Keith Munslow, trombonist-singer Pam Murray and drummer John Cote joined by guitarist Tom Ferraro and bassist Steve Bigelow, they correctly bill themselves as Rhode Island’s largest trio. But that’s the smart-mouth version of their evolution, and “Magnetic” shows that a lot more has been going on.

The Superchief aesthetic grew out of New Orleans blues, with a bit of Chicago grind, mostly wrapped around original songs that echoed those traditions. On the all-original “Magnetic,” the Professor Longhair-style workout “Black Hole” recalls the old days, but there’s even more swing in store with songs such as the opening “Are you the Clown?” and “Little Runner,” as well as the gorgeous, standard-worthy “Waiting on a Letter” and the Weill-style swagger of “Good as it Gets.” The latter two songs establish Murray as the not-so-secret-anymore weapon of the disc, with “Good as it Gets” her tour de force, including the set-‘em-up-boys wail of her vocals and bumptious trombone solo, as well as the summer’s-day crooning on “Waiting on a Letter.” Overall, “Magnetic” establishes the “trio” as one of Rhode Island’s blues treasures, so steeped in tradition that they don’t need to consciously reach for it — and always with an eye toward the dance floor.”

This recording features thirteen original Superchief tunes, like “Evidence”, “Waitin’ On a Letter”, “Are You The Clown?” and many more.

The Devil Knows Me Better

The Devil Knows Me Better

The Superchief Trio features a unique combination of two-fisted piano, red hot trombone, powerful vocals and frenzied percussion antics, all rolled up into one small package. Swing, New Orleans R&B, jump blues, boogie-woogie – it’s all in there. And with a repertoire of tasy original tunes and carefully selected covers by Professor Longhair, Huey Smith, Smiley Lewis, Wee Willie Wayne and a raft of others, this group is the ultimate dance-party band.

The trio’s debut CD, The Devil Knows Me Better, features 14 tasty original tunes, and includes guest spots by Thom Enright, Marty Ballou and Geoff Adams.

News

  • Superchief New Year’s Eve!

    This New Year’s Eve, Superchief Trio, with special guests Joe Potenza and Andy Solberg, will be appearing at AS220 as part of the Empire Revue’s annual “Revue Year’s Eve” celebration! This incredible night of comedy, music and variety acts will be followed by a dance party with the band.
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Upcoming Shows

  • Narragansett Cafe Blues Brunch

    October 22

    4:00

    Come down for some Sunday dancing! Great food and drinks to boot! Music 4-7pm   CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

    25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835

  • Boston Zydeco

    November 25

    7:00

    VFW Hall - 295 Arsenal Street, Watertown MA

  • Shoreline Swing

    February 17

    7:00

    Swing dance! 7-11pm

    41 Society Rd, Niantic, CT 06357

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