about Mississippi Heat
"An energetic and cohesive ensemble. One of
Chicago's top bands."
– CHICAGO TRIBUNE
the hottest band in Chicago..."
– CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"One of the most
exciting blues ensemble performing today. . . MISSISSIPPI
HEAT is one of those bands that defies cliches because
each CD is better than the last. . . Pierre Lacocque's
harmonica technique and musical imagination is superlative.
He plays with the finesse and golden tone. Horn
players could take lessons from him from the lines
– PHIL LLOYD (AMERICAN HARMONICA NEWSLETTER)
"Pierre is a
– BILLY BOY ARNOLD
HEAT not only breathes new life into the classic
sounds of Chicago Blues but they also uplift with
joy and dedication everything they play. Pierre
Lacocque is that rare younger generation harpists
who's absorbed the lessons of subtlety, silence,
and solo construction from the masters - Big and
Little Walter, the Sonny Boy Williamsons - as well
as their raucous, hawklike tonal power."
– DAVID WHITEIS, (CHICAGO READER)
"All of MISSISSIPPI
HEAT's CD's are pearls. This is one of my favorite
blues band. . . I have rarely heard more passionate
and soulful blues."
– CLAUDE COTE (LE DEVOIR, MONTREAL,CANADA)
"It's been a
long time since I heard a good blues band like this.
You guys really play great music together."
– BUDDY GUY
of the entire weekend occurred Saturday night when
MISSISSIPPI HEAT set the street on fire."
– MIKE SUTTLES (FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, LOUISVILLE,
"Once in a blue
moon a band like this comes along. MISSISSIPPI HEAT's
recordings got the quality that gives you the gut
bucket, gizzard rip feel with each and every song.
You just want to stop whatever the hell important
thing you're doing and get down and boogie when
these blues jump off those speakers."
– RICK SHIDELL (AMERICAN HARMONICA NEWSLETTER)
"Pierre has emerged
as a sensitive and creative songwriter, a band leader
with vision, and a budding harmonica legend."
– NILES FRANTZ (HOST OF "COMING HOME"
WBEZ 91.5 FM, CHICAGO)
HEAT has developed its own unmistakable sound. They
have a signature, an immediately recognizable feel.
. . Their CDs are a musical achievement."
– RENE MOISAN (PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION BROS.,
Chicago blues band plays classic Chicago blues with
flair, intelligence and respect for the traditions
established by musical predecessors Muddy Waters
and Howlin' Wolf. . . MISSISSIPPI HEAT provides
living proof that harp dominated Chicago style bands
is not an anachronism."
– THOMAS CULLEN III (BALTIMORE BLUES SOCIETY
"You have to
hear their CDs. I can't praise MISSISSIPPI HEAT
too highly. They are absolutely megastonking."
– BLUES & RHYTHM (ENGLAND)
"Pierre is wonderful...
really nice harmonica. ....Clean arrangements and
playing. Nice Stuff!"
– CORKY SIEGEL
Heat has finally found a record company that believes
in it, and particularily in Pierre Lacocque's undeniable
talent... Not only as a bandleader and creative
songwriter, but also as an exceptional and original
harmonica player. ... What is indeed most important
(about this great chicago bluesband) is Pierre Lacocque's
creative input that pervades throughout Mississippi
Heat's original tunes, and which is heard in his
awesome subtelty and power as a harmonica player."
– ROBERT SACRE, SOULBAG MAGAZINE (FRANCE)