EP Release: The Shelter People

words by Kyra Bruce

Rock ‘n’ roll is still alive!!! Tulsa’s own, The Shelter People, are a modern day psychedelic-blues-rock band that are bringing genuine classic rock back in style. Looking like they walked straight out of a time machine from 1968, the boys perfectly embody the sound that they put out. This makes them stand out not only musically but also visually from any other band right now.

The band is comprised of Dakota Hurley, Justin Mathais, and Garon Burch who are arguably some of the best musicians in Tulsa. They have covered Jimi Hendrix, Howlin’ Wolf, Led Zeppelin, and done them justice all the while. They put on one hell-of-a live performance with high energy, long jam sessions, smoke-filled guitar solos, and impressive drum interludes. The boys are breathing a new life into modern rock by bringing it back to it’s Led Zeppelin-y, Black Sabbath-y, and blues-y roots.

Thankfully, the EP has every bit of energy and all of the long jam sessions that their live performances do. The trio offers four nostalgic ‘60s and ‘70s sounding songs including “Going Back Home”, an eight minute long blues-rock masterpiece. The EP has a gritty and bluesy sound that will hopefully make young people care about old classic rock from the golden age of music again.

The Shelter People are bringing genuine rock ‘n’ roll back and we are loving it. Give their EP a listen and follow them on social media to find out when and where you can catch one of their performances!