Old School

2008, Blind Guru 6608

The HQ Band gets back to the basics with a relaxed and intimate session of blues and related styles. This one is straight from the heart. Available from CD Baby , iTunes, Amazon.com, K-town area record stores, or order by email.

See reviews below.


Best friend
I don't care no more
Don't wait too long
Blues de ma negresse
Singing the blues
Sister Kate
Still alive
Whiskey in the Morning
You let me down
Miss Olivia Kirkwood sings Sister Kate



"Old School is a quiet marvel of straight-up electric blues, hard-edged and lyrical." Metro Pulse, 12/9/09.

"Qirko and company's commitment to each note is unmistakable." Blues Revue, Aug/Sept 2009

"'Old School' stands out as the disc in which the HQ Band brings all its best qualities together in one place...it's about delivering music with soul." Wayne Bledsoe, Knoxville News-Sentinel, 7/20/08.

"It's hard to believe just how good it sounds." Steve Wildsmith, Maryville Daily Times, 5/23/08.

"They may be salty dogs, but they'll still whip your ass." Steve Wildsmith, Best local albums of 2008, Maryville Daily Times, 12/26/08.

"If you let ‘em, they’ll burn right through your heart." Mike Gibson, Metro Pulse, 6/18/08.

"The Knoxville group has become a favorite son to the Down Home crowd, and the affection is mutual." Doug Janz, Johnson City Press.


Some international coverage too:

Rootstime (Netherlands- kindly translated here by Geurt Jacobs)

Papiruszportal (Hungary)