Billy The Kid & The Regulators - I Can't Change

Wat een heerlijk album hebben Billy Evanochko en zijn mannen gemaakt. Tien nummers lang horen we groovy bluesmuziek met funk en soul invloeden. Deze zes man sterke band uit Pittsburgh gaat zonder twijfel een grote toekomst tegemoet.

Het knappe van het album van Billy The Kid & The regulators is dat de muziek gelijk vertrouwd voelt en een eigen stijl heeft.

De vocalen en het gitaarwerk van bandleider Billy Evanochko zijn indrukwekkend. Naast een geweldige band is er ook op een aantal nummers een heerlijke rol voor een blazerssectie. I Can't Change is in eigen beheer uitgebracht maar vraagt er gewoon om te worden gehoord door een breed publiek. Mijn favoriete nummers op het album zijn het titelnummer en opener ' I Can't Change' ,  ' That Darn Cat ' en ' Saturday Night' .


How would you describe your music for the public audience they have never seen you before?

It's a high energy. Very dynamic. Hopefully, it'll make ya feel good. The music we write and play is real life. 

Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

Musically I love everyone from Albert king, SRV, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, and Muddy waters etc. My parents had good taste in music. They've influenced me a lot. 

Do you write out your lyrics? Do you ever change a song’s lyrics in live sets?

Typically once I finish writing a song the lyrics will stay the same? However I have occasionally altered a lyric or two depending on the situation.

When Are You Completely Satisfied With Your Work?

Oh I'm never completely satisfied. I'm satisfied with my work to date but I'll never stop reaching for more. 

Someone once said write what you would want to perform over and over. With that in mind, what song do you love to perform the most and why?

I love performing period but the song that resonates the most with me is Story of the Blues. It's about my life. 

What kind of music do you listen to today?

Anything that has Soul 

What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?

I wouldn't say embarrassing but you'll definitely come across some Hall and Oates. It takes me back to my youth. 

If you could dabble in another genre of music, what would it be?

No doubt Jazz. Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell are just unbelievable. 

What is the furthest show from your home that you have done?

I toured LA and played the Cafe Boogaloo, Hermosa Beach, but I did get to jam some guitar when I was stationed in South Korea during my years in the USAF. 

What else can we expect from you in the future?

Hopefully a lot more touring and a lot more records.