Russ Waterhouse of Blues Control on the unlikely influence of New Age music

Blues Control is an experimental rock duo that got started in New York City in 2006 as a kind of side project from their New Age music project Watersports. The greater immediacy and visceral impact of Blues Control connected with audiences, and soon, the side project became the main band of Russ Waterhouse and Lea Cho. The group's blend of psychedelic rock and atmospherics makes for one of the most unique live music experiences going.

See also: - Tonight: Blues Control at the hi-dive, 3/7/13 - The best concerts in Denver this week - Here's what's on Backbeat's playlist this week

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.