"Heritage Blues Quintet has been called a “…one-band blues festival.” I guess that’s what happens when you have highly skilled singers and instrumentalists interpreting roots and blues music in so many styles.
"Listen to their Grammy-nominated debut album And Still I Rise, or witness a live performance by the Heritage Blues Quintet and you’ll recognize this group as something breathtakingly new even as they honor old African-American musical traditions.
"Heritage Blues Quartet delivers by serving up a compelling new take on America’s Blues legacy. This utterly contemporary group is digging into innovative musical territory and making a distinct contribution to the African-American musical canvas.
"The grit of low-down country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans; the hand-clapping fervor of gospel punctuated with fiery postmodern, jazz-infused horn arrangements; the haunting cries of work songs and pulsating drums that reach back to the real roots of it all.