Matt Robert at the Worcester Magazine writes about how the band got started.
Titles aside, though, Big Eyed Rabbit plays a loud, joyful and visceral stew of John Lee Hooker groove built on Jeff’s deep bass and Duncan’s swinging, forceful drumming, underpinning Jon’s analog tube amp growl, rife with open-note harmonics and reliable alternating thumb-picked bass notes, while he sings about matters of love or relationship entanglements.
The story is in the behind-the-scenes aspects of the band: the vetting process that brought this particular lineup together, the approach to the stage act and recording, and a general philosophy that, though backed by unshakable conviction on the part of the band members, can nevertheless be difficult to articulate.
“Rob and Steal” (live), by Big Eyed Rabbit: Recorded at the Dive Bar, this down-and-dirty blues groove with local music titans Jon Short, Duncan Arsenault and Jeff Burch is a shot of bourbon after a long day. The recording on the vocals is a little muddy (live, whattaya gonna do?) but oh, my, that guitar has a way of washing the world away and just letting you sink into it.” – Victor D. Infante, telegram.com