Over the past half-century, NRBQ has proven to be a group of peerless musicians, songwriters and performers since its historic inception in 1965 as a rehearsal band in Shively, Kentucky. Currently comprised of Terry Adams (piano), Casey McDonough (bass), Scott Ligon (guitar), and John Perrin (drums), NRBQ (short for New Rhythm and Blues Quartet) are described by Elmore Magazine as “one of America’s best bands, one that is still going strong.”
This month Omnivore Recordings celebrates these rock legends with the release of High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective, a five-CD box set of carefully remastered classic recordings and previously unissued gems. In addition to a collection of sonic rarities, the package also includes extensive notes and previously unseen photos of the band.
“Their songs hold chromatic twists and wry wordplay, packed into smiley three-minute bundles. ‘High Noon’ combines a best-of with many rarities, suiting a band that’s both crafty and casual,” writes the New York Times. “Any band that can fill five discs with life affirming, uniquely American music, mixing diverse styles with offhand aplomb and a wry smile, can lay claim to being one of this country’s finest outfits,” praises American Songwriter.
Despite its 50 year existence, NRBQ continues to extensively tour across the country and promote High Noon in the live music environment. After performing at Turning Point in their home state of Kentucky, the band is scheduled to trail blaze up the coast to Brooklyn to showcase a half-century of musical prowess at The Hall at MP on Sunday, December 18th. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to catch NRBQ celebrate decades of memorable music. Advance tickets are available here.