Image by Johnny Cowan
Image by Johnny Cowan

Psychedelic western blues rockers, Crook & The Bluff portray the sonic landscape they’ve been refining since the band’s birth in 2013 that is akin to the desert itself, whose vast wildness permeates their music. They’ve crafted a powerful stage presence equipped with an arsenal of songs depicting lust, love, murder and malevolence, in which Dath’s powerful, booming baritone and piercing falsetto interplay seamlessly with Degraw’s sultry harmonies and thunderous drum work. And with the delicacy of a two man surgical team, Shultz administers a heavy dose of fuzz-bass infused anesthesia while Arnold cuts into you with a carefully honed, moaning guitar tone and whittles into the bone. But when they slow it down, the music takes on an eerily beautiful calm that lulls the listener into a trance, only to be slapped right out of it. There is only one way to experience Crook & The Bluff; LIVE.