R.L. Cole has been active in Denver's music scene as a trumpet player in various bands and as a solo blues artist. His latest venture is fronting R.L. Cole & The Hell You Say, a band that features members of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Florea and A. Tom Collins. The quintet's sound is a potent mix of soul, jazz and blues rock.

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Cole and his band stopped into the CPR Performance Studio to play some songs from a forthcoming album. Cole also spoke with Alisha Sweeney about forming the band last summer, getting a cease-and-desist letter from Corey Feldman's band, and balancing Cole's various music projects.

Stream the session and watch R.L. Cole & The Hell You Say perform "Mary" above.

Songs performed:

  • "Mary"
  • "La Rumba Desmadre"
  • "The Alchemist"
  • "Number 7 Line Blues"