Playing great American music!
Vocals, Guitar, and Harmonica with Accompaniment
ABOUT THE BAND
This music is our passion.
We are lifelong musicians pursuing the musical sounds and feelings that inspire us. Our music reflects a deep love of classic American music. We are bound by the influences of our own lives and the music we play always looks toward the future.
What we do.
We perform as a full four to five piece band, also in various trios, duos, and solo configurations. The guitar is always present and depending on the performance; may be supported by vocals, harmonica, drums, piano/organ and bass.
Our repertoire includes original music and the songs of many of our favourite artists from the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's. In general, we play in an American Blues style with great respect for the history and tradition of the music.
The past and the future.
Founded in 2002 by Chris Kramer, the band began as the Georgia Jooks and changed the name to Fatback Deluxe in 2007. We have performed hundreds of shows at music clubs, festivals, restaurants, holiday celebrations, weddings, farmers markets, indoor and outdoor events, and more!
We have music and apparel for sale on this website as well as other online music outlets such as iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, CDbaby, etc. Fatback Deluxe performs regularly so check us out and come see us!
PRESS KIT (EPK)
Fatback Deluxe performs in different configurations depending on the needs of the event or venue.
Pick the one you like best.
The full band, hot swinging and jumping, bring the house down, west coast style blues.
THE FATBACK DELUXE FRONT PORCH REVUE
1950's Chicago ensemble style "sit on the front porch and play" blues.
THE FATBACK DELUXE TRIO
A guitar based trio playing original and classic American
1940's and 1950's duo style "sit out on the back porch and play" blues.
You never know who you might see on stage but our core group of band members are these guys...
Chris "Tipsy" Kramer
(Vocals and Harmonica)
Chris "TBD" Poma
Bob Rice aka
PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
"Their music releases that down home vibe that makes you feel like you are sitting on a porch drinking lemonade on a hot summer day or dancing the night away at a ‘juke joint.’ Fatback Deluxe has successfully brought that original blues sound back."
-- Kimberly Elliott, Best Of Atlanta Concerts Blog, 2009
#1 on the Music Radar list of "25 new Blues Artists You Need To Hear"
-- Ed Mitchell, Music Radar, 2010
Fatback Deluxe puts a personal stamp on the blues of the Fifties and Sixties. On Rat Now, the Atlanta band gives new life to covers from Fats Domino, BB King, Johnny Guitar Watson, Buddy Guy and Magic Sam...You can't resist Ira's party-he's confident and fun. Chris Kramer plays right-on rhythms and concise, edgy leads with punchy tone...A doomy march, a mutated, lounge-lizard bossa nova, and the careening "Gawjook Boogie" are among five strong Kramer originals.
-- Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue - 2009
When you can listen to a CD, close your eyes and feel like the singer is in the same blues room as you’re in, singing directly to you, now that’s real. His voice is seasoned, rich and strong and I bet he can really cut lose like a Little Richard or James Brown whenever he takes a hankering to do so. And his harp playing is true blues--musically and emotionally moving.
And the muti-talent doesn’t stop there, Chris Kramer provides the perfect match of talent on electric guitar, with his song writing talent, guitar licks and Ira’s voice and harp talent, these two are a great match up.
Had I randomly stumbled on this act one night in a blues club, not knowing who they were, I would think it’s my lucky night. I would stick around until last call and lights on. Thank goodness now we don’t have to hope for random ‘good band’ luck to strike—support this group and take in one of their shows as I plan to do. Minimally, go on-line and buy their CD. It’ll make a great blues addition to your collection.
-- Belinda Foster, Illinois Blues - 2008
Photos of the band in action...
If you need photos for advertising/marketing, send us an email and we'll take care of it.
Thanks to Vincent Tseng, Taia White, and an unknown photographer for the terrific photos! We are grateful and appreciate your talent and kindness.
This exciting first release from Fatback Deluxe includes five original songs and eight songs by some of our favorite artists.
Rat Now features the incomparable vocal talents of Ira "HB" Malkin, one of our favorite people on the planet and member of Fatback Deluxe for 10 years!
Released in 2008, Rat Now was engineered and mixed by Chris Kramer to enable the listener to feel as though they were "right there" in the room.
01. You Belong to Me 3:10
02. Mercy 3:45
03. Sittin' On the Boatdock 2:47
04. She Belongs to Me 3:06
05. Country Boy (Running Wild)
06. The Sun Shines Down 5:25
07. Jump With You 2:50
08. She Suits Me to a Tee 3:33
09. Rat Now 4:02
10. Looking Back 2:22
11. Darkness Falls 4:50
12. Steel Blade Fan 3:34
13. Gawjook Boogie 2:52
Ira Malkin (Vocals/Harmonica),
Chris Kramer (guitar),
Ben Gettys (Upright Bass),
Pete Maier (Drums)
Fatback Deluxe T-Shirts
T-shirts are currently available featuring the Fatback Deluxe Microphone logo (as seen on the home page of our website.
They are $10 at our live shows and $15 by mail.
Send us an email or message (see contact the band below) if you'd like to order by mail.
Check back soon for photos and ordering directly from this website.
CONTACT THE BAND
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