Mose Scarlett is a vocalist/guitarist with a voice as deep as the ocean. Ken Whiteley is a vocalist/composer and multi instrumentalist. He was a founding member of the Original Sloth Band back in the 70s and plays piano, guitar, ukelele, harmonica and excels on mandolin. Jackie Washington is a vocalist/guitarist/pianist and is the elder statesman of the trio and hails from the area of Hamilton / Saint Catherines and is from a family of musicians. His infectious voice is reminiscent of Fats Waller. In spite of several ailments, Jackie has never missed a gig. Together, these guys are fabulous entertainers and will play anything asked of them. Sheet music? What's that?
On this, their 7th album for Borealis, the fellows perform a wide range of songs and always inject their own faultless sense of humor. If you are as big a fan of Leon Redbone as I, you'll love Scarlett, Washington and Whiteley. As a matter of fact, Redbone did the artwork for Mose Scarlett's first vinyl album.