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Contemporary (2019)
Alligator Records


Pre-order before the September 20 release date and the first 300 will receive an autographed CD 

Celebrates the band's ability to use tough blues and raucous roadhouse rock as jumping off points for exhilarating new roots music. It's chock-full of originals that combine savvy songwriting, instrumental prowess and perpetual grooves into a distinctively modern blues sound, highlighted by the epic title track, a dizzying, Zappa-esque mash of Chicago blues, uptown funk, balls-out rocking and muscular rapping.  "Hugely entertaining, intelligently conceived and executed roots rock with a wickedly cool and otherworldly twist on tradition. Estrin’s harp work is masterful" —Living Blues


Groovin' in Greaseland (2017)
Alligator Records

Estrin and his celebrated band of virtuosos present another infectious collection of whip-smart blues, filled with crafty songwriting and exceptional musicianship.  The songs are delightfully wily and warped lyrically, effortlessly tight and playful musically. Thirteen fresh originals ride Estrin’s powerhouse harmonica and “hard-luck sandwich on wry” lyrics and the Nightcats’ wild guitar, soul-deep organ and greasy grooves.

“Powerful, rollicking and magical…virtuoso harp, wildly eccentric guitar, sly, streetwise vocals and great songs”  – Blues & Rhythm


You Asked For It!

You Asked For It ... Live! (2014)
Alligator Records

First-ever live release from one of the tightest, hardest-touring bands in American roots music.  Features a host of Rick Estrin classics, including "Dump That Chump", "My Next Ex-Wife", "Clothes Line" and more, plus a new song and a sparkling rendition of Sonny Boy Williamson’s "Too Close Together".  An instant party starter.

"Infectious, captivating, powerful blues…Intense Chicago-style harp, witty songs and tough-as nails grooves"Living Blues


One Wrong Turn