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BlueHouse Band

Shaking things up in Broward County

By Beth Feinstein-Bartl

Special to Metromix
November 21, 2007
BlueHouse Band

Performing high-energy shows that shake both the rafters and crowds is nothing new for the BlueHouse Band. Now they're looking to shake up things even more with a debut full-length disc that gives a bluesy, rockin' take on life in Broward County.

The CD "Who's in the House???" was released this month by lead guitarist Robbie Alter, drummer Bobby "BBG" Goldman and bass player Richie Goldman. The three have crafted 13 tracks that meld modern electric blues with classic boogie, Southern rock and a twinge of retro swing.

Living in the western 'burbs, the guys have found there's no shortage of material, whether it's battling traffic on Interstate 95, or giving a fond shout-out to the Rosey Baby Crawfish & Cajun House in Lauderhill, where BlueHouse had its first-ever gig in 2001.

Putting together "Who's in the House???" took two years of composing and laying down tracks, incorporating decades of skills. Their resumes include Alter's work with Foghat and Ian Hunter. The Goldmans, who are not related, have also racked up an extensive list of studio and band credits. Richie's involvement ranges from the disco scene, to sitting in on recording sessions with country rockers Firefall. Bobby has 20 years with classic rock bands in South Florida.

"Our backgrounds definitely influence our songs," Bobby Goldman said. "You can feel the funk going on."

Catch the BlueHouse Band from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 1 at Conine's Clubhouse Grille, 5181 Sheridan St., Hollywood (954-983-9377 or conines.com); and from 9:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Downtowner Saloon, 408 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale (954-463-9800 or downtownersaloon.com). Also visit www.bluehouseband.com.