The Satellite 4 was literally born on the bricks of Beale Street, in the heart of Memphis. An organ player from Maryland met a guitar player from Idaho and a drummer from Nevada while they were all holding down a big international blues festival.
Later, in Seattle (not quite known for its depth of soul), we found our bass man - the city's own soul evangelist, Preachin' the Blues on sunday morning radio. A few ideas are thrown out, and it's clear that everyone truly gets it. Bring everything to a rolling boil, and here we are... playing the greasy, gritty, tempermental offspring of a cold lonesome night fifty years ago somewhere in the swampland between Tenessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi... when gospel, rock'n'roll, blues, and country all found eachother and wouldn't let go.
Teaming up with the great Texas soul hero Charles van Zandt for our debut show had us out of the gate with a breakneck pace. Blues heads said we were too funky. Funk heads said we were too bluesy. That all meant we were doing it just right. Sharing bills with some of the west coast's best garage, surf, R'n'B, and lounge bands, we make a great pairing with just about anything, and work the necks of young, old, hip, and square alike.
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