Blues News

NRBQ – KTBA Highlights

NRBQ – KTBA Highlights

NRBQ to Release ‘Dragnet,’ 1st New Full Album in 8 Years! More than 50 years after the release of their self-titled debut, NRBQ will release their first new full-length studio album. Yes, it’s been since 2014! The album’s title is Dragnet. Furthermore, it features an 11-song set and due Nov. 12th!

Releasing on Omnivore Recordings (with a vinyl edition in early 2022). Also, the album features the band’s current lineup of keyboardist Terry Adams, guitarist Scott Ligon, bassist Casey McDonough. As well as drummer John Perrin.

NRBQ—which originally stood for New Rhythm and Blues Quintet—toured and recorded consistently, with various lineups, until their 35th anniversary in 2004, when they took a hiatus until 2011’s Keep This Love Goin’.

The new release follows High Noon—A 50 Year Retrospective, In • Frequencies (a rarities collection), the Happy Talk and April Showers EPs, the live Turn On, Tune In, and reissues of their eponymous debut album and All Hopped Up.

According To The Press Release

In addition to their version of the theme from television’s Dragnet, the album contains 10 new original songs, all of which were written or co-written by the band, including Adams’ “Sunflower,” which was originally recorded for the 2018 film Change in the Air. Said Adams, the only remaining original member, “The songs came out of nowhere…or at least somewhere nice. All of us are in there.”

According to a press release, “Any release of NRBQ music is a cause for celebration, but after nearly a decade since their last full-length studio release, Dragnet brings the band back to the turntables and live venues of America. Though they don’t carry a badge, they are going to work, and after more than a year away from live performances, this is where they come in.

So do your part and safely celebrate the release of Dragnet when they come to your city and in the meantime, duh duh-duh duh.” We certainty agree!

Track List:

Where’s My Pebble?, I Like Her So Much, Memo Song, Miss Goody Two Shoes, You Can’t Change People, Dragnet, The Moon And Other Things, That Makes Me A Fool, Five More Miles,

L-O-N-E Lone-ly and Sunflower.  For all things NRBQ checkout their web-site:

In the meantime – enjoy this interview with Connie Chung:

Keeping the Blues Alive

Help us with our mission of Keeping the Blues Alive in schools!

To learn more or donate to Keeping The Blues Alive, visit our website at

CREDITS: by Best Classic Bands Staff

Share this post