The Delvon Lamarr Trio were formed in Seattle during the spring time of 2015 and ever since then have been belting out groovy rhythm and blues instrumentals and irresistible live performances. As the name suggests the band revolves around the fiery musical relationship of Delvon Lamarr (Organ), Jimmy James (Guitar) and David McGraw (Drums).
The track “Close But No Cigar” kicks off with a punchy groove that drives the song along, and a creeping bass line that meanders around McGraw’s pumping drum beat. Jimmy James slots smoothly into the groove with a catchy guitar riff holding a tone that edges on the barrier between clean and distorted. This righteous rhythm eventually gives way to Lamarr’s sensual organ work that adds an element of class and emotion to this soulful affair. As always, this single is another fantastic instrumental by the band that breaks down and builds back up with a call and response between the guitar and rhythm section so tight that words just aren’t needed.
The rest of their debut album, also titled Close But No Cigar, follows suit and I strongly recommend getting your hands on it if you like this!