NRBQ is Terry Adams, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, and John Perrin. “NRBQ” stands for New Rhythm and Blues Quartet.
NRBQ have attracted accolades and respect from talent as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Doc Pomus, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Keith Richards, The Replacements, John Sebastian, Dave Edmunds, Yo La Tengo, and Penn & Teller. NRBQ songs have been performed by Bonnie Raitt, She & Him, Dan Baird, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Widespread Panic, Los Lobos, and Dave Edmunds among many others.
The group served as the unofficial “house band” for The Simpsons for Seasons 10-12. They appeared as zombies in George Romero’s Day of the Dead. They have appeared at the Berlin Jazz Festival, the Grand Ole Opry, and Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival.
NRBQ has released a series of critically-acclaimed albums in the past decade, among them Keep This Love Goin’ (2011), Brass Tacks (2014), the 5-disc, 50-year retrospective, High Noon (2016), and Turn On, Tune In (2019). Their latest – a NRBQ first-ever rarities collection, “In*Frequencies” released by Omnivore Recordings on October 2, 2020. The career-spanning sixteen tracks, twelve never-before released, include live and radio performances, soundchecks, and rare singles.