Fourteen Stories is the self-released recording by the Red Lotus Revue, a band rooted in fifties’ Chicago blues. The band took its name from its debut gig at the Red Lotus Society in downtown San Diego. Red Lotus Revue is comprised of harmonica player and vocalist Karl Cabbage; guitarist Jimmy Zollo, guitarist Pete Fanzini, and drummer Kurt Kalker. The recording consists of 7 originals by Cabbage and Zollo along with 7 covers which is the basis for the the album’s title. Cabbage is the only one I am familiar with having heard a recording by an earlier group of his, West of Memphis.
I received my review copy from a publicist for this release. Here is a video of them from their CD release party.