Waukesha Resident Jeff Schroedl And The Band Altered Five Release New Album, "Gotta Earn It"
Waukesha resident, guitarist/vocalist Jeff Schroedl, and the blues/soul band Altered Five release their new record, "Gotta Earn It" (Conclave/Cold Wind Records). The band celebrates the occasion with a Cd Release Party at Milwaukee Ale House on Friday, December 14.
Proclaimed "a staple of the Midwest's band scene" and "a festival favorite" by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Altered Five's delectable brew of blues and soul has a wide audience taking notice. The group's sophomore album, Gotta Earn It, is a ten-song set featuring seven originals. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, front-man Jeff Taylor's voice is"gloriously gritty." The Shepherd Express simply states he sounds like "a voice from Stax/Volt 45s." Altered Five formed in 2002 and quickly gained a reputation for its inventive arrangements and distinctive sound. Isthmus magazine called the band "a rising blues unit" and OnMilwaukee.com declared, "The group delivers the element of surprise."