Cedar County Cobras

Americana Roots & blues music

Cedar County Cobras play American Roots & Blues music from the last century. The music takes on an “old time” blues feel that would most likely be found in a juke-joint down a gravel road in rural Iowa. Arriving with an upright bass, foot-drum, mandolin, and a collection of guitars this duo plays music that is best described as “boot-stompin” delta blues and roots blues. https://cedarcountycobras.com/about-the-band

"Homesick Blues" Album Reviews

Who would have thought that the paradox of melancholy lyrics and feel good, foot tappin' music with a country vibe could work? The Cedar County Cobras, that's who. Lyrically, it's a saddening break-up song, but musically - with Tom's twangy guitar leads, April's masterful mandolin playin', along with the excellent rhythm from Tom's foot drum and April's upright - the original "Country Records" offers a pleasant lyrical/musical contrast.” - Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro

SFL Music Magazine (full review link)

The duo’s songs are soaked with a pre-war blues essence and are wonderfully performed with Spielbauer on guitar and foot-drum and Dirks on mandolin and upright bass... Cedar County Cobras’ Homesick Blues is a tasty dose of real-deal blues. It is a fantastic recording through and through.” - PhillyCheeze

PhillyCheeze's Rock & Blues Reviews (full review link)

There is a deep-felt connection to " the Crossroads " here . The lives of Tom and April are intertwined within the songs themselves . This "IS " the Blues. Acoustic blues albums are oftentimes a tough sell these days. That is truly unfortunate for talents as impressively extraordinary as the "Cedar County Cobras ". Kick off your shoes , pull up a jug , and let the music of Tom and April flow over you , taking you back to the days of rowdy juke joins and home-spun, front porch blues . Been playing this one over and over again ! Music this good is timeless!!” - John Muller

Blue Notes and Conversations

This is Country Blues played in authentic style, both originals and covers. Fans of traditional acoustic blues will find a lot to appreciate on this fine debut album.” - John Mitchell

The Groove (full review link)

Homesick Blues is a great release that deftly blends blues, country, and folk into a delicious musical gumbo. The Cedar County Cobras’ sound should satisfy fans of the older styles as well as those who like things more contemporary.” - Graham Clarke

Blues Bytes (full review link)

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