This Ithaca, NY-based, all original, female-fronted, five-piece band is driving hard at bigger things and has been busy building an airtight justification for all of the buzz surrounding it, both in its hometown and throughout the region. The band has a solid-as-a-rock rhythm section, eclectic library of keyboard sounds, and bold and inventive electric guitar stylings. Electrifying lead vocalist and force of nature Maddy Walsh can hang with the best of them, continuing to reach new heights with her voice at every show and on every recording.
“I just wanna sound like Otis Redding,” she says. “Doesn’t everyone?”
Since the release of their debut album, El Camino Dream , The Blind Spots have played a handful of the northeast’s well-renowned clubs and have been invited to play at a number of summer festivals, a highlight of which is always the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival [www.grassrootsfest.org].
The band recently released a driving six-song EP called Small Stampede produced at both Pyramid Sound and Electric Wilburland Studios.
Maddy Walsh (vocals)
Mike Suave (guitar, vocals)
David Openshaw (keys)
Khris Oursler (bass)
Mike Parker (drums)