Crook & The Bluff

Crook & The Bluff Kicks off "Heavy Hypnosis Tour" crossing 4000 miles and 8 states.

Crook & the Bluff, once a two-piece, [now a quartet], blew me away with a grittier and sexier sound than I had heard previously. The addition of [drums and bass] adds so much, and, to be honest, was one of the best performances of a solid backbeat I have seen in awhile. No annoying stick flips and hard hitting destructive fills here. Just fat, punishing drums backing up nasty guitar solos.
— Crooked Teeth Studios
As soon as the first track from Down to the Styx begins to creep out, [you’re] immediately drawn in. Subtle, murky, and oh-so-hip, Crook & the Bluff out of Salt Lake City offers fans of alt-country just the right amount of Western swagger with your dark and mellow blend of music.
— Yab Yum Music

Hailing from the high desert of Utah, Crook & the Bluff is a high-energy rock outfit that seamlessly blends elements of psychedelic, blues, and western music into a unique soundscape, influenced by the vast and desolate wilderness of their desert home. Equipped with an arsenal of songs depicting lust, love, murder, and malevolence, Crook & the Bluff is known for their dynamic performances and commanding aura. The band features the booming baritone and piercing falsetto of Kirk Dath, heavy doses of fuzz-bass from Kevin Schultz, and the carefully honed, bone-cutting lead guitar of Ryan Arnold. Crook & the Bluff is mysterious and unpredictable, as unforgiving as the desert itself, capable of transitioning from an eerie, ghostly calm to a fiery, fever-inducing storm in an instant. This unholy joining of western psychedelia and dirty, desert blues can only be fully experienced live.