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Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns @ The Compound Grill

Have you lost your soul? Is your step missing its rhythm? Could your swagger use an injection of funk? Phoenix natives Cold Shott and The Hurricane Horns are more than happy to help put a little rhythm and blues in your life. The band doesn't have to sweat its authenticity or finesse: Founded by bassist Ted "Madman" Kowal, the combo has navigated the local and national R&B circuit since 1991. Starting as a three-piece blues band, Cold Shott built on its sound with the addition of a three-piece horn section and a jumpin' rhythm section to round out its dynamic sound. To celebrate the two-decade milestone, the band committed its live sound to tape with SOULutions, a studio album that featured the group grooving live in the studio. Retro-soul and R&B have seen a steady increase in attention over the past couple of years, but a group like Cold Shott and The Hurricane Horns has little concern with soul fads. The group is closing out the year strong with a slew of dates in the Valley, blasting its "gimmick-free with 'old school' authenticity" sound anywhere with enough room for shaking butts.