In their fourth album as a band, Steve Kaul and the Brass Kings have not only expanded as a band, but their sound has also taken on some new elements. Fiddler Jillian Rae is the latest addition to the band, and during the recording of "Machine" several other local musicians have joined in to add to the quartet's solid "West Bank stomp" sound.
Steve Kaul, Mikkel Beckman, Brad Ptacek and Jillian Rae visited the Radio Heartland studio to play some material from "Machine" and talk about the new sound.
- The Brass Kings perform in The Current studio Everything but the kitchen sink. That's what your stage looks like when The Brass Kings show up to play a gig. They haul in a washboard, part of a refrigerator door, an old washtub, some rope, a pole, and an arm load of various guitars.