terça-feira, 30 de abril de 2019

Bobby G Blues Band - Bobby G Blues Band (2008)

                                                       Bobby G Blues Band
 One unexpected discovery for me at this year’s Blues on the Fox festival was Aurora, Illinois’ own Bobby G Blues Band at his CD release party after the festival was called due to rain. Bobby G’s a rock-solid bass player who has shared stages with some pretty influential bluesmen, including Larry McCray, the late Willie Kent, and Buddy Guy.

Bobby G’s latest CD features nine original songs, and it kicks off with a firey “Went Out Last Night” that showcases a very talented six-piece blues band. This long, introductory jam sets the stage with fine harp work from Tony Medina, the choice lead guitar chops of Al Spear, followed by some nice touches on rhythm guitar from Orpheus Golden.

Since I got back home from Bobby G’s CD release party in the historic Leland Building, I’ve listened to Bitter Cup a half-dozen times. Four of the nine songs clock in at over six minutes each, and while that may challenge some radio programmers, I like the way Bobby G provides opportunities for each of his sidemen to stretch out and strut their stuff.

While there’s some pretty hard-charging blues on Bitter Cup, Bobby G and the guys slow it down a bit on two romantic ballads tailor-made for the dance floor: “Miracle” and “Lovely Night for Romance.” Bobby G’s working to promote live blues music in the far Western Suburbs of Chicagoland, and I recommend this outfit highly. Live, they mix up the set lists with some inspired versions of classic covers, and I enjoyed “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” the night I first discovered this band. I was pleasantly surprised at Tony Medina on congas, and the twin keybards, too, that contributed to the band’s big sound.


Tracklist:

01. Went out last Night 06:26        
02. Ain't my Fault 07:32     
03. Bitter Cup 07:15        
04. Handy Man 04:39        
05. Born in Mississippi 05:09        
06. Lovely night for Romance 05:00     
07. Hole in the Wall 03:50        
08. Miracle 05:38        
09. They call it the Blues 06:02


Malcolm Campbell - Interstate Blues (2017)

                                                           Malcolm Campbell
Raised along the west shore of Lake Manitoba, Métis singer/songwriter Malcolm Campbell has been immersed in a culture of music his entire life. Campbell’s style, blues incorporating rock and country is a reflection of the diversity in his Métis musical upbringing. 2017 seen his debut release “Interstate Blues” which received a nomination for Best Blues Album at the 2018 CBC Indigenous Music Awards and produced a single,”She’s Gone”, which reached number 1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown.

Original Blues - authentic, sincere and straight from the highways and byways of North America where award winning writer/musician Malcolm Campbell has been a professional trucker for 15 years.


Tracklist:

01. Interstate Blues 04:44        
02. Mr. Goodbye    04:07        
03. Red River Blues 04:31        
04. She's Gone 04:46        
05. Got Your Reasons 04:17        
06. My Heart Is Breaking Me 05:29        
07. Big Old Wheels 04:43        
08. Runaway Prison 04:00        
09. Broken Wing 06:01


Rick Bernasconi - Berni (2018)

                                                            Rick Bernasconi
As he explains in his song, Back In The Sixties, his "momma bought him a guitar" when he "was just fifteen ...", That was in 1966, and he has been playing it ever since. Rick came of age in San Francisco, when all of the seminal players were "making the scene". They had a huge influence on his own playing style, which you can still hear today, playing with his longtime band Black Slax.

Rick Bernasconi wrote, sang, played guitars and bass as well as recorded all tracks. Shane Montane did the digital archive, post production and mixdowns from the original cassette tapes and Yamaha deck.


Tracklist:

01. Back In The Sixties 02:42  
02. It's Cold Outside 04:48  
03. Open The Gate 03:05  
04. Hard Driven Rain 03:29  
05. Reach The Limit 03:11  
06. Hot Tomato 02:55  
07. It's Way Too Hot 02:26  
08. This Being Alone 05:08  
09. Berni's Blues 03:15  
10. A Little Company 03:34  
11. Friend 02:30  
12. Cry No More 04:12
13. Backdoor 03:32


Mark Big Poppa Stampley - Some Blues for You (2005)

                                                   Mark Big Poppa Stampley
Mark “Big Poppa” Stampley, is a popular recording and performing artist, born in Chicago, based in Louisville, Ky. Who, though known as a blues stylist, has had a long , interesting and varied career as,
A singer/songwriter/bandleader , 5 cd’s, nominated 2014 “Blues artist of the year” by the Lousville Music Awards Academy, and winner of the 2014 Sylvester Weaver award.
 


Tracklist:

01. Crossroads 02:21        
02. Blues at Sunrise 03:42     
03. C.C. Rider 02:44        
04. Freight Train 02:39        
05. Keys to the Highway 02:57        
06. Red House 03:19        
07. Blues Party 03:42


Gary Cain - The Holborn Sessions (2010)

                                                                  Gary Cain
“A high-wire blues/rock guitar slinger…killer original stuff that those in the market for a new guitar hero will take to heart.”

Cain’s guitar work on stage has been described by reviewers as “genre-bending”, “jaw-dropping” and “the real deal”, but the foundation of his virtuosic style was laid via marathon practice sessions as a youngster in his parents’ basement.  “Back then it’s all I would do some days – sometimes 13, 14 hours a day. I’d have to be reminded to eat.” says Cain.  Long days poring over the musical styles of blues legends gave him a deep respect for the music, but he’s not beholden to it. “I’m not a purist.” he says, “What made those players so great was what they brought ot the music to make it their own.  Albert King was the best Albert King there’ll ever be.  You gotta do your own thing with it.”

After studying guitar at Humber College’s world-renowned music program, he played in several bands, eventually landing a gig in the house band for The Lodge, one of Dubai’s largest nightclubs. The four-sets-a-night, six-nights-a-week pace eventually led to a vocal injury that sidelined him.  Now, back in action with a style he calls Twangadelic Bluesophunk, he’s backed by a rhythm section featuring two incredibly well-rounded, experienced, and talented musicians. “It’s great to be able to play with guys that can draw from so many styles. It gives us a lot of freedom to stretch out of the typical blues box and into a lot of cool different places.”

 

Credits:

Gary Cain – Guitar / Vocals
Tom Nagy – Bass
Don McDougall – Drums

Tracklist:

01. Catchin' Some Z's 02:27   
02. Funkay 04:47   
03. Lounge Lizard 03:43   
04. Superrock 05:25

Big Jon Atkinson - RAW Blues (2018)

                                                             Big Jon Atkinson
Big Jon Atkinson is a bad man. Not in the demented, hockey mask, and chainsaw kind of way.  No, Mr. Atkinson is bad in a seriously mean old, low-down and nasty, bottle-neck slide guitar blues type of way. Oh sure, he appears innocent enough, with his harp rack and fistful of capos. But when he sits down to play, you’d better keep your hands up and your elbows in because he’s taking you with him when he goes. Don’t let the lumberjack shirt and cuffed jeans fool you; he’ll come right at your head with a few quick slide riffs and then break you down with sustained, well-placed body blows. This will be your only warning. So, put in your mouthpiece and make a few plans on your way to the canvas; you’re about to take a dive, courtesy of Big Jon Atkinson.


"Big" Jon Atkinson's 3rd self release. "Raw Blues" is a collection of tunes recorded with Kim Wilson backing him on harmonica on every track, as well as other greats like Billy Flynn, Barrelhouse Chuck, Robert Welsh, Danny Michel etc..This album focuses on Atkinson's early career and is a collection of those tunes from the early days of Bigtone Records and recordings from the first incarnation of the studio and sound. Lo-Fi goodness!


Tracklist:


01. You Messed Up
02. Wait Baby
03. Hold Out
04. Train Fare Blues
05. Looking For Trouble
06. I Got The Blues
07. Someday
08. Don't Treat Me Like You Used To

segunda-feira, 29 de abril de 2019

Roy Gaines' Orchestra Tuxedo Blues - Live at the Saturday Night Fish Fry T-Bone Celebration (2019)

                                                                 Roy Gaines
What could Roy Milton, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Joe Morris, Chuck Willis, Brook Benton, Jimmy Rushing, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, John Hammond, the Jazz Crusaders, Earl Grant, Ray Charles, Della Reese, Stevie Wonder, the Everly Brothers, Bobby Darin, Diana Ross, Quincy Jones and Harry Belafonte all possibly have in common?
At one time or another, every one of those stars and quite a few more utilized the talents of incredibly versatile Los Angeles-based guitarist Roy Gaines. He’s played on film soundtracks, taken a late ‘60s side trip into calypso, done session work for Motown’s West Coast office, tried a Cole Porter chestnut on for size in the studio (complete with a swirling string section), waxed a Bob Dylan cover for a big New York label, and dabbled in country music with Hank Williams’ first wife Audrey. Yet his albums over the last two decades, several of them issued on his own Black Gold Records imprint, make it abundantly clear that Gaines has never abandoned his Texas blues roots. He holds T-Bone Walker’s immaculate fretwork especially close to his heart.
Born in Waskom, Texas, Roy Gaines started out playing piano in the style of Nat "King" Cole at an early age, and then switched to the guitar when he was 14. An unabashed admirer of fellow Texan T-Bone Walker, Gaines met his idol as a youth and modeled his own playing after Walker 's groundbreaking style, later performing and recording with the pioneering electric bluesman.

At 14 Roy met T-Bone at a local performance, and was even invited to back Walker onstage; dubbed "T-Bone Jr." Thereafter, he regularly played clubs throughout the Houston area before relocating to Los Angeles two years later. There, Roy was tapped to join Roy Milton's band, followed by a stint with Chuck Willis. Additionally, he and Walker occasionally joined forces in the years leading to the latter's 1975 death.

Roy’s first exposure to show business came via his brother, Grady Gaines, noted sax player in Little Richard’s backing band the Upsetters. Roy then started doing sessions for Houston’s Duke/Peacock Records before hitting the trail to Los Angeles. Some of his earliest singles - the torrid ‘50s jump numbers he waxed for the Chart, Groove, DeLuxe, and RCA Victor labels, along with a handful of classics, he played nightly behind Chuck Willis during his days as the turbaned Atlanta blues shouter’s bandleader.
In the fifties, while moving between LA, Houston and New York, he was a first call jazz and blues session man featured on various releases by Big Mama Thornton, Junior Parker, Bobby Blue Bland, Coleman Hawkins and Jimmy Rushing, the latter whose singing style is clearly a major influence on Gaines own virile, full bodied vocals. In 1958 he appeared with Billie Holiday on Jazz Party, the singer's last public appearance with pianist Mal Waldron and bassist Vinnie Burke. Later work found the guitarist backing everybody from Ray Charles and Chuck Willis to Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Bobby Darin, The Everly Brothers, Diana Ross & The Supremes, and later even joining the Jazz Crusaders (later known simply as the Crusaders) appearing on two LPs in 1961. In 1966 Gaines returned to Los Angeles and joined the Ray Charles big band. While with the band he wrote "No Use Cryin'" for Ray's hit album "Crying Time".

Gaines work as a leader began with two albums for RCA Victor's Groove subsidiary label in 1956, then on to the critically acclaimed Gainelining (1980) - his solo album, which sold well, but it was a decade later that he picked up a whole new career as a frontman with a long string of albums including Lucille Work for Me (1996), Bluesman for Life (1998), I Got The T-Bone Walker Blues (1999) and New Frontier Lover (2000), which made him a highly regarded figure on the international blues scene, earning him a W.C. Handy Award (and two other nominations) and a Living Blues Award.

But Gaines is just as much a jazz man, going back to the music's early days when he was featured on a John Hammond promoted tour that also featured Count Basie with Jimmy Rushing. Gaines' experience also includes much work with producer Quincy Jones, playing regularly in the renaissance music man's studio orchestra on numerous television and film scores, including The Color Purple (1985), and also appearing on screen playing the composer of “Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)".

In 2009, Gaines (billed as Roy Gaines & his Orchestra) released Tuxedo Blues, featuring a full big band. Selections included "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)," which Gaines originally performed in the movie The Color Purple.

In 2018 Roy played the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl with his 18 piece orchestra. Also in 2018 Roy did the Central Ave Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, the KSDS 88.3 live broadcast concert and the Legendary Blues Cruise with his 9 piece orchestra sporting 5 horns.

Since 2000 Roy has released 8 more records. His latest release “Live at The Saturday Night Fish Fry” (2018) celebrates his life & times with the legendary T-Bone Walker and was sponsored by KSDS 88.3 Jazz Radio San Diego.



Tracklist:

01. Bluesman for Life   12:17         
02. T-Bone Shuffle: Let Your Hair Down  07:46        
03. You Don't Understand  08:30        
04. Never Trust a Woman  06:07        
05. Pushin in Pushin Out  05:21        
06. I'm Your Drivin Wheel  05:02        
07. Stormy Monday  04:52         
08. Groovin' with Bone, Pt. 1: Times Are Hard Baby 04:46    
09. Groovin' with Bone, Pt. 2: Next Time You See Me 07:08        
010. #Realtexasblues at the Big Easy Medley, Pt. 1 Midnight Baby / Hold That Train Conductor 5:30  011. #Realtexasblues at the Big Easy Medley, Pt. 2 I Got a Break Baby / Midnight Baby  4:19

Martin Metzger - Bad Habit (2018)

                                                              Martin Metzger
Martin's started playing the guitar at a very young age and never put it down. Truly a master level guitarist, he loves playing and performing. Martin's musical experience spans over 40 years, from high school concerts to performing one of the first musical talent TV shows. Martin has had songs placed in a Hollywood movie and an animation film project. With over 100 well crafted original songs to his credit, Martin is sure to have a melody for every musical taste. His blusey guitar riffs and passionate vocals are always sure to connect with the listener. Having spent 20 years in Nashville his songwriting ability and musical chops have been honed to perfection.


Tracklist:

01. Bad Habit 04:18
02. Dry Spell 04:19
03. Rocket Girl 03:08
04. Tailgaitin' 04:10
05. Not Free at All 04:30
06. Gunslinger 03:49
07. This Way or That Way 04:05
08. Doin' Nothin' 03:01
09. Nothin' Like Love 03:54
10. Sweet Potato Pie 03:22
11. David's Song 03:33
12. Rock Dog 03:53


George Lilly and The Half Fast Allstarz - Thinkin' About You Baby (2018)

                                                                  George Lilly
George Nighthawk Lilly after 50+ years of playing and singing professionally has finally put together his dream band. The Half Fast Allstarz marries a kicking' rhythm section and powerful saxophone sound to his Louisiana influenced Blues and R&B rhythms and melodies. Featuring his own original tunes and Blues and R&B classics by the likes of Little Walter, Otis Rush, Mose Allison, James Booker and Buddy Guy and Junior Wells in a punchy sometimes raucous sounding romp. Not to be missed by those who love the New Orleans style of Bon Temps Roulle!


Tracklist:

01. Thinkin' About You Baby 03:02         
02. All Your Love (I Miss Lovin') 04:05         
03. Just Because 02:50         
04. Crazy About You Baby 03:10    
05. Catfish Blues 02:55         
06. So Swell When You're Well 02:47         
07. Snatch It Back 03:42         
08. Love, Love, Love 04:00         
09. Parchman Farm 03:17    
10. Somewhere Down the Line 02:53         
11. Walking the Dog (Live) 04:30

Jason & Ginger - Some Kind of Love (2016)

                                                            Jason & Ginger
Blues-infused Americana with soulful vocals and killer slide guitar.

“Jason Fickel & Ginger Curry can evoke sweet song styles of long-ago decades and can also drive your bottom and top chakras into blues overdrive with supersoul vocals and hurtmesobad slide guitar.”


Tracklist:

01. Alabama Girl 02:37         
02. Some Kind of Love 02:49    
03. Beast of Burden 04:14         
04. It Hurts Me Too 04:43         
05. Small Fry 02:40         
06. You Never Can Tell 03:22         
07. Nobody's Buying Me a Drink 03:07         
08. You're the Boss 03:27         
09. You Got What It Takes 02:54         
10. Sad News 04:23

Ten Years After - The Cap Ferrat Sessions (2019)

                                                             Ten Years After
The five tracks on this album were recorded in 1972; they remained finished but unmixed until now.

Recorded in 1972 during the Rock & Music to The World album sessions on the Rolling Stones Mobile at Cap Ferrat, France.


Credits:

Leo Lyons - Bass 
Ric Lee - Drums    
Chick Churchill - Organ, Piano    
Alvin Lee - Vocals, Guitar 
   
Tracklist:

01. Look At Yourself 04:29
02. Running Around 05:32
03. Holy Shit 02:59
04. There's A Feeling 03:29
05. I Hear You Calling My Name 11:26

René Lacko & Downtown Band - Tribute to Jimi Hendrix & Stevie Ray Vaughan (2003)

                                                                René Lacko
"Hendrix was my God, his style of play was fascinating to me," Rene admits. Evidence of this is that in 1996 he participated in the Jimi Hendrix Interpretation Competition in North Carolina, which is annually awarded by Hendrix's family. He finished in one of the semifinal rounds as the best European in 2nd place.

In addition to Hendrix, his designs include Steve Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and other blues and bluesrock greats. But he was not only in the shadows of his guitar heroes, but also on his own musical journey. She presents her art at concerts in clubs and festivals at home and abroad, where she performs with her bluesrock band DownTown. She has several CDs behind her. The latest studio album, Blind Man, was released in February 2013 and a selection of live recordings was released in April 2015 to mark the 20th anniversary of the band's 20 years before.


Tracklist:

01. Love Struck Baby
02. Mary Had A Little Lamb
03. Pride And Joy
04. Chitlins Con Carne
05. Goin` Down
06. Cocaine     07. Little Wing
08. All Along The Watchtower
09. The House is a Rockin`
10. Texas Flood
11. Voodoo Child And Third Stone From The Sun

domingo, 28 de abril de 2019

Fede Aguado - Blues Castizo (2018)



                                                             Fede Aguado
Con sólo 14 años Fede Aguado forma su propia banda y en 1993 aparece por primera vez sobre un escenario. Después de participar en diversas formaciones, se asocia con el armonicista Osi Martínez recuperando los sonidos del viejo blues, y grabando diversos álbums.

Actualmente y con nueva formación, realiza un repertorio formado por composiciones propias con letras en castellano que pretenden dar un toque de originalidad y autenticidad al blues nacional, en una mezcla de estilos que se nutren del blues, el rock, el funk, el country o el folk, interpretados siempre con un enorme sentimiento y convicción.


Fede Aguado, guitarra, voz. Javier Fernandez “El Guiri”, bajo. Roberto Olori, batería.


Trackist:

01. Ay Enrique 04:38    
02. EL Chatarrero 05:22    
03. Fiebres y Ruina 04:59    
04. Me Estoy Haciendo un Mojo 05:49    
05. Esperándote 03:36    
06. Luces de la Ciudad 07:11    
07. Este Maldito Blues 08:13    
08. No Pararé de Tocar 04:02    
09. Aprieta los Dientes 04:11        
10. EL Diablo Esta en Tu Alma 06:05    
11. Sentada en la Estación 04:47    
12. Desde MI Tumba 03:50

Don Vilanova Botafogo - Toca la Guitarra y Callate (2019)

                                                        Don Vilanova Botafogo
Blues rock:


Tracklist:

01. Proyecciones 04:19
02. Viejo Pez 04:08
03. Ella Salió Corriendo 03:22
04. No Mandes a Tus Hijos a la Escuela 02:22
05. Chito 01:15
06. Galván 3170 03:08
07. Toca la Guitarra y Callate 03:43
08. Incomunicado 02:29
09. Blues para Ulises02:03
10. Pueblo Nevado 02:48
11. Amor de Fin de Semana 03:51
12. Melodia de Ramiro 01:04

Robert Kimbrough, Sr. - What I'm Gon' Do Where I'm Gon' Go from Here (2017)

                                                       Robert Kimbrough, Sr.
 LosbergerRobert Kimbrough Sr continues the Cotton Patch Soul Blues style created by his father, the legendary Junior Kimbrough. From an early age, Robert was steeped in the sounds and life of North Mississippi and its distinctive style of blues. Growing up, Robert listened, first-hand to Mississippi blues royalty that played with his father at home, at Junior’s Juke Joint Club, and the ever frequent weekend house party and porch jam session. The blues was simply part of everyday life as a Kimbrough. Robert continues his father’s musical tradition, along with some of his siblings. You can often find many of them sharing the stage on any given night in Mississippi. The Kimbrough name, along with the Burnside name, is part of a blues dynasty that remains strong today, bringing people from all over the world to see and hear them play. The Cotton Patch Soul Blues style that Robert plays is a straight link to the music that his father originated in North Mississippi. It is a deep soul sound that can be linked back to his ancestors coming from the cotton fields, singing and ‘hollering‘ as they worked in the tall rows of Mississippi cotton. This distinct and somewhat underground style of blues is rooted in hypnotic, rhythms and dance-able grooves. The Black Keys released an entire album in 2006 of Junior Kimbrough cover songs called Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough. Up until the mid 80s, the only way to hear this music was to visit a church-turned-blues-den founded by Junior Kimbrough in Chulahoma, MS that unfortunately burned down in 2000.Robert Kimbrough Sr. Blues Connection can be seen on the Mississippi blues series “Mojo Hands and Moonshine,”  Episode 2: Paul MacLeod Has Left The Building. In this episode, blues impresarios Roger Stolle and Jeff Konkel visit the site of Junior Kimbrough’s burned down Juke Joint and interview Robert Kimbrough about Junior Kimbrough’s music and the music tradition that Robert is carrying on.
Robert Kimbrough Sr. released this CD just in time for 2017 Juke Joint Fest. This CD is Robert’s follow-up to 2016’s Willey Woot. Robert has his usual suspects in rare form on this cotton patch blues release.


Tracklist:

01. What I'm Gon' Do? Where I'm Gon' Go from Here? 04:42    
02. Your Face 03:50    
03. Gas Prices 07:26    
04. Can I Smell You Tonight 04:58    
05. Coffee 06:12    
06. Chattanooga, TN 06:38    
07. Need to Ask Some Questions About My Daddy 06:43    

Robben Ford - Live At Rockpalast (2017)

                                                                     Robben Ford
Snooky Young’s ‘Chevrolet’ is given a heavy-duty funk treatment, while the self penned ‘The Miller’s Tale’ is a tightly wrapped stop-time instrumental with organ accompaniment.

‘Tired Of Talkin’ finds Robben at his most expansive on a swaggering shuffle, but a misguided example of band democracy leads us into a redundant 2 and half minute drum solo from Tom Brechtlein on the intro to the  funky instrumental ‘The Brother (For Jimmy & Stevie’). Given that this was presumably a supporting set, it’s a wasted opportunity.

‘Live at Rockpalast’ is mostly of interest because it’s Robben Ford’s long over due live album and because of the DVD shoot of the 1998 band. The impeccable camera work captures the very best moments of a masterful guitarist polishing some ordinary material and occasionally making it sparkle. ***½


Tracklist:

01. How Deep in the Blues (Do You Want to Go)    
02. Lateral Climb    
03. Indianola    
04. The Way You Treated Me    
05. Riley B. King    
06. Don't Deny Your Love    
07. Cannonball Shuffle    
08. Too Much    
09. Peace on My Mind    
10. Lovin' Cup    
11. Supernatural    
12. There'll Never Be Another You    
13. Lovin Cup    
14. Help the Poor    
15. Ain't Got Nothin But the Blues    
16. Chevrolet    
17. Millers Son    
18. Tired of Talkin'    
19. The Brother

Leela James & The Truth Band - Are You Ready (2019)

                                                               Leela James
This is a liberating project for James, who has joined forces with three super pedigree musicians to create songs that combine a little bit of blues, a little bit of soul, and a whole lot of rock ’n roll: guitarist Jairus “JMo” Mozee, bassist Eric Ingram, and drummer David “Dae-Dae” Haddon.


Tracklist:

01. Are You Ready? (intro)
02. Get Down
03. I’m Out!
04. Are You Ready? (interlude)
05. That Woman
06. I Still Believe

sábado, 27 de abril de 2019

Charly Schreckschuss - Hold Me Baby (1994)

                                                       Charly Schreckschuss
The Charly Shock Shot story is the story of a boy who grew up in a North German workers' settlement where the horizon ends at the end of the street. Father first Schuster, then Kriegsheimkehrer. The house was small, living in kitchen and a room, the other was reserved for good. Good was not so often in the house beutin.


Tracklist:

01. Hold Me Baby 04:54    
02. Lumpenbrüderschaft 03:45    
03. Warum 06:24    
04. Du Wohnst Jetzt Nicht Mehr Hier 04:54    
05. König Alkohol 02:28    
06. Charly's Boogie 03:48    
07. Madame Coulou 05:49    
08. Und Jetzt Küsst Mich Nur Noch Der Blues 04:37    
09. Ohne Mich 03:59    
10. Sechserpack 02:54    
11. Morgen Früh Bin Ich Nicht Mehr Da 03:12    
12. Unterwegs 05:16    
13. Jeden Tag Hab Ich Den Blues 03:48

Bluejaf - A Sweet for the Wild (2019)

                                                                Bluejaf
For those who love Blues without a fuss. Come to discover me. I make a Blues House with my means and my heart.


Tracklist:

01. Just a Bluesman
02. Thank You Mister B
03. Call the Doc
04. A Singular Day
05. Illusion
06. Forcefield Against the Sadness
07. The Distance Doesn't Kill the Desire
08. Latina Dream

Pappo - Blues en el Sur de la Ciudad (2013)

                                                                    Pappo
Blues en el sur de la ciudad es un valioso aporte al legado de Pappo. Este show, grabado en Berazategui en 1992, muestra al guitarrista anticipando varias canciones que se iban a editar ese mismo año en el histórico Blues Local.


Credits:

01. El Tropezon    
02. Blues Local    
03. Blues de Santa Fé    
04. Dos Bajistas    
05. Longchamps Boogie    
06. Pequeña Ala    
07. La Almeja    
08. Con Elvira Es Otra Cosa    
09. Jet Set    
10. Fiesta Cervezal

sexta-feira, 26 de abril de 2019

Whiskey Empire - Live (2017)

                                                              Whiskey Empire
Whiskey Empire is a Sydney based blues band. The brainchild of guitar wizard John Hardaker, his aim was to bring together groovy people to create a lean, mean blues machine. Fronted by the seriously talented Leslea Clements & Shannon Carswell, the band has been wowing local audiences since 2016. The group's completed by Michael Wheatley on keys, Serg Coniglione on bass and Rebecca Clarke on drums.


Credits::

Leslea Clements - Vocals
Shannon Carswell - Vocals
Serg Coniglione - Bass
Rebecca Clarke - Drums
Karl Mardon - Guitar

Tracklist:

01. Woke Up This Morning
02. Nobody's Fault But Mine
03. Messin' With The Kid
04. The Thrill Is Gone
05. Grow Your Own
06. Spoonful Of The Blues
07. Bring It On Home
08. Killing Floor
09. Steamroller Blues
10. Crossroads
11. Long Train Runnin'


Willie Farmer - The Man From The Hill (2019)

                                                              Willie Farmer
Farmer is one of those guys that just has The Blues running through his veins, buying his first guitar out of the proceeds from picking cotton; yet has just kept his singing and mean guitar playing as a bit of a hobby for the last 40 years or so, as he’s kept a roof over the family’s heads by owning his own auto-repair shop in Duck Hill MS. If we delve a bit deeper his Dad occasionally played harmonica for RMHQ Favourite Leo ‘Bud’ Welch and his Uncle ran a Juke Joint before getting killed in a dispute ‘over a woman’.
There’s a song in there somewhere.
Willie only recorded his debut album I’m Coming Back Home three years ago; and now the follow up The Man From The Hill, is getting a much wider distribution and promotion via the great Big Legal Mess record label.

It’s pretty apparent early on that our man has listened to a lot of different playing styles over the years as he’s honed his very own, distinctive playing and singing style that incorporates a bit of everything from Big Bill Broonzy and Muddy through to BB, Freddie and Albert Collins too, and even a bit of righteous Johnny Winter in Fistful of Dollars for good measure!
This album is primarily about his songs stories; and what songs they are too……. there’s a glorious Gospel inspired At The Meeting, but Break Bad and Daddy Was Right are from the downright low down and mean mistreated dirty end of the Blues spectrum; and then he makes I Am The Lightning and Shake Baby Shake simply sizzle with sexual tension!
This guy has a foot in every camp and performs each and every one with class and precision too.
Then of course there is the title track The Man From The Hill, which is a case of ‘keeping the best for last’ and ticks every box I have when it comes to loving Blues Music; a cool story sung by a cracking singer and more than enough fiery and funky guitar playing to make my heart skip a beat!
Willie Farmer hopes that the release of this album means he can finally ‘give up the day job’ and make a living from music……. I hope so too; as he is the Real Deal and certainly has the talent and good taste to bring joy to the masses all over the Western World.


Tracklist:

01. Feel So Bad 05:53
02. Shake It 03:15
03. Break Bad 03:57
04. Fist Full Of Dollars 04:45
05. Millionaire 03:07
06. Come Back Home 03:13
07. At The Meeting 04:07
08. I Am The Lightning 03:19
09. Daddy Was Right 03:40
10. The Man From The Hill 03:56


ปู บ้านบุญเรือง - ปู บ้านบุญเรือง (Pu Banboonroung - Journey Heart) (2016)

                                                            Pu Banboonroung
I would like to present an album by this Thai Guitarist who plays Blues rock, a heart album, traveling by the artist Pu Banboonroung (Karun Puramat).


Tracklist:

01. ถามหาความรัก (Ask for love) 05:40
02. แค่เพียง (Just) 05:26
03. เพื่อเธอ (For You) 03:49
04. เมคเลิฟ (Me Love) 04:43
05. เสียงครวญ (Wailing) 06:31
06. One Fine Day 05:32
07. อย่าไปคิดมาก (บรรเลง) (Do not think too much (play) 06:30


Del Guadalssissippi - Sr. Blues (2018)

                                                          Del Guadalssissippi
Se ha hecho esperar, pero por fin podemos escuchar el primer CD de SR. BLUES "Del Guadalssissippi". Y la espera ha valido la pena, ocho temas completan este disco, que abre con "Blues del Guagdalssissippi", un himno al blues que se hace en Andalucía y que va camino de convertirse en el tema bandera de grupo. En total cinco temas cantados, todos en castellano y tres instrumentales, repletos de ritmo y buenas vibraciones, sin otra pretensión que hacer blues, buen blues. Blues como como el que atesoran, en su armónica Cristobal Oteros "Pobas" y en su guitarra Antonio Osuna, arropados por el bajo de Rafael Lara "Popez" y Santi Rodriguez en la batería.

Este debut discográfico de Sr. Blues ha sido grabado en los estudios Recycle y mezclado por Rafael Gil en los estudios Estados Unidos.


It has been waiting, but finally we can listen to the first SR CD. BLUES "Del Guadalssissippi". And the wait has been worth it, eight songs complete this album, which opens with "Blues del Guagdalssissippi", a hymn to the blues that is made in Andalusia and that is on track to become the flagship theme of the group. In total five songs sung, all in Spanish and three instrumental, full of rhythm and good vibes, with no other pretension than to do blues, good blues. Blues as if they treasured, in his harmonica Cristobal Oteros "Pobas" and his guitar Antonio Osuna, wrapped by the bass of Rafael Lara "Popez" and Santi Rodriguez on drums.

This debut of Mr. Blues has been recorded at the Recycle studios and mixed by Rafael Gil in the studios United States.


Tracklist:

01. Del Guadalssissippi 03:45
02. Dame Tu Amor 04:22
03. No Quiero Verte 03:50
04. No Tengo Tiempo De Na 04:55
05. Gibson Creek Shoufle (Cover) 04:13
06. Punaladas 08:17
07. Hide Away 03:33
08. Chromatic Jump 05:18


Zak Perry - Seven Year (2003)

                                                                  Zak Perry
Just as advances in technology have changed the way we make and listen to music, so too has time changed the look of the minstrel. However, in the truest sense of the word, the songwriters of today are our contemporary minstrels. Whether they travel via van, tour bus, Learjet or virtually in cyberspace, they are nonetheless carrying on a tradition of and artistic gift that goes back thousands of years.

It is unlikely that the first word that comes to mind when listening to one of Zak Perry's songs or watching the Zak Perry Band perform live is "minstrel". Yet, true to the meaning of the word, that’s what he (and subsequently the band) is. Since writing his first song "Jesus Is Calling" at the age of 13, Zak Perry has spent his lifetime learning, honing and mastering his craft; taking those universal tales that we all know, but telling the story in his own way, filling it in according to his own experiences. Or as we call today: songwriting.

Along with him throughout most of this journey and almost as a testament to songs which they serve to support, fellow guitarist and B3 player Vern Vennard & drummer Jason Charron have both dedicated most of thire musical careers to playing with The Zak Perry Band. Collectively, they have been with Zak Perry for more than 15 years; an unbelievable amount of time in the world of struggling musicians. With the recent addition of bass guitar powerhouse Chris Hughes, the Zak Perry Band is now firing on all cylinders; fine tuning their own genre, of Heavy Electric Southern Soul; a uniquely matched combination of rock, blues, soul, gospel, country and funk.


Tracklist:

01. How's Your New Love? 4:22 
02. Thin On You 04:31    
03. Fish Hook Daydreams 03:13    
04. Make U Smile 03:59    
05. No Mercy 03:43    
06. Come Around 04:27    
07. New Voice 02:53    
08. She's the One (That Got Away) 03:41    
09. Rain Come Down 04:07    
10. Memphis in May 03:49    
11. Turn My Head 03:02    
12. When the Lord Comes Stompin' 03:07        
13. Lonestar Dreams 03:31

Nora Jean - Good Blues (2011)

                                                                  Nora Jean
If I had to describe Nora Jean Wallace in one word, that would be an easy task: Nora Jean is all about love.  When asked why she sings the blues, she used the word love three times … in two sentences!  “I love to share the love God put in me … I love to express my story in [the] songs of my life.” And when asked why she recorded Good Blues, her new CD, there was that word again: “I put in my songs what is inside of me: love.”

And while Nora Jean made it easy for me to sum her up in one word, I’m grateful that I get to use a few more of them here to share her fascinating life story with you.  Once you walk the path she’s traveled in this world, you’ll know exactly where her blues come from, not to mention all that love.

You could say that Nora Jean Wallace was born to sing the blues.  The seventh child of a Mississippi sharecropper, she grew up in the Delta with her 15 brothers and sisters on the 11,000-acre Equen Plantation, located halfway between Clarksdale and Greenwood, the town where she was born.

Armed with unshakeable faith, she defiantly stared down the devil, never blinking once.  Working two jobs while raising a grandchild and performing whenever and wherever she could, there were definitely times when she was not just singing the blues … she was living them.  Yet every year between 2005 and 2009 Nora Jean was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year category.  Praised by the likes of Koko Taylor, Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin and Debbie Davies and heralded as the next “Queen of the Blues” by Pocono Blues Director Michael Cloeren and Blues in Britain magazine, Nora Jean Wallace has earned her place in the blues world.  Speaking of her first love, she says:

    The blues is alive and well, and I am proud to be a part of it.  I feel privileged to sing the music that is my heritage.  The artistic achievements of my ancestors are not only one of their greatest contributions to America, but also one of America’s greatest contributions to the world.  The blues is great American music and, God willing, I will be singing it for you for many, many years to come.

    On any given night you may hear me throw some Tina Turner or Tracy Chapman into my show, depending on the audience. I have even been known to perform a rap song called “Superstar” that my oldest son wrote for me when I have an audience of mainly young people.  But I always begin and end with the blues.  It is my passion and my calling to try to keep this great music alive.  Call it traditional blues, hard blues, old school blues, whatever you like, it is my blues and I love it.


Tracklist:

01. Good Blues (feat. Little Bobby)
02. Other Side Of The Tracks
03. How Long
04. It's My Life
05. Waiting On Your Love
06. Just Goes To Show You
07. Rodeo (feat. Kenny Neal)
08. It's Over
09. Tear This Old House Down
10. Shake The Dust Off My Feet
11. You Gotta Pray

Neil Minet & the Night Flyers - Shades of Blue (2019)

                                                                 Neil Minet
In his debut album, Shades of Blue, Minet sought to capture his take on many of the standards of the genre that have influenced his early years. In doing so, he also hoped to pay tribute to his home of Syracuse, NY. With a long history as a vibrant blues scene, Syracuse has shaped him into the musician he is today and continues to provide him with the foundation for his career in the genre.

In addition to Minet’s musical direction of the album, his partner in crime, Shane Patterson, played an equally important role in the project both on the bass and in the control room. At only 19, Patterson has already established himself as both a versatile bass player and a skillful hand in the studio. Having now gigged throughout Central New York and New York City, as well as having produced, mixed, and engineered multiple albums for Syracuse area artists, Patterson brought both a fresh take on blues bass and a wealth of recording knowledge that helped to shape the album’s sound.

Rounding out the album’s sound is the incredible Byron “Kidd” Cage on drums. Although Cage has toured the world and recorded on Joe Louis Walker’s 2017 Grammy nominated album “Everybody Wants A Piece,” he is known first and foremost for kindness and...  more



Credits:

Neil Minet - Guitar & Vocals
Shane Patterson - Bass
Byron “Kidd” Cage - Drums

Additional features also include:

Jose Alvarez - Gguitar
Phil Petroff - Guitar
Morris Tarbell - Guitar
Tom Townsley - Harmonica
Carolyn Kelly - Vocals
Diana Jacobs - vocals
Frank Talarico - Organ
Josh Dekaney - Percussion

Tracklist:

01. Country Boy (feat. Tom Townsley) 06:50   
02. Keep Playin’ 04:26   
03. I Loved Another Woman (feat. Phil Petroff) 07:59   
04. T-Bone Boogie 04:02   
05. I’m A Ram (feat. Frank Talarico) 05:12   
06. Have You No Shame (feat. Frank Talarico, Carolyn Kelly, & Diana Jacobs) 05:08   
07. Kansas City (feat. Morris Tarbell) 04:47   
08. Key To Your Door 04:58       
09. Làgrimas de la luna (feat. Jose Alvarez & Josh Dekaney) 06:04

quinta-feira, 25 de abril de 2019

Jack Roberts Harvey Band - Devil On a Dirt Road (2014)

                                                     Jack Roberts Harvey Band
The Jack Roberts Harvey Band is a Blues/ Rock- Americana/ Roots trio featuring Vocals, Slide Guitar, Bass and Drums.


Tracklist:

01. Devil On a Dirt Road 04:42        
02. Tears in the Dust 04:15        
03. Snakebit 03:42        
04. Soul Worth Saving 05:27     
05. Quicksand 04:23        
06. New Day 04:00        
07. Alligator Shoe 04:21        
08. Anjohnette 04:29        
09. Hurricane Road 03:59        
10. Amazing Grace 04:40


Tommy Fyfe - Dr. Tom's Blues Tonic (2017)

                                                                 Tommy Fyfe
Tommy Fyfe is a 35 year veteran of the Ontario blues scene. With three albums under his moustache and countless appearances with legends including Dutch Mason, Michael Pickett, Kim Simmonds, Chuck Jackson, Morgan Davis, Jerome Godboo (just to name a few), Tommy is a one man band who never ceases to pull a few new tricks out of his hat at every turn.


Tracklist:

01. All Night 'n All Day
02. Funky, But...
03. Dr. Tom's Blues Tonic
04. Lost Love
05. Driftin'
06. Miss You So
07. Jack Daniels Strut
08. It's Hard
09. Red Hot Boogie


Nat Dove - Deep Blues Experience (2001)

                                                                  Nat Dove
12 blues and boogie classics performed by the last of the authentic blues pianist and singers. This artist has performed and recorded with all of the great blues legends: Big Mama Thornton, Freddie King, Big Joe Turner, Robert Cray, Pee-Wee Crayton.


Tracklist:

01. 24 Hours 04:48         
02. Honey Bee 06:39    
03. Mother in Law Blues 03:20         
04. Please Send Me Someone to Love 05:34         
05. I'm Tore Down 04:28         
06. Reconsider Baby 05:51         
07. Wang Dang Doodle 05:00         
08. As the Years Go Passing By 06:27    
09. Close to You 04:08         
10. I'm Ready 03:51         
11. In the Evening 05:58         
12. Got My Mojo Working 06:02

Buck & Evans - Rock N' 2 Remember - Live in Arizona (2013)

                                                              Buck & Evans
As can sometimes fortuitously happen in the case of your favourite artists, I discovered the band Buck & Evans completely by accident. They were playing the inaugural Ramblin’ Man Fair festival in 2015, buried in an unassuming mid-afternoon slot on the curiously titled ‘Outlaw’ Country Stage. I was expecting a couple of old timers dressed in dungarees behind a pair of battered acoustic guitars. Instead, I got a sensational ‘rock ‘n’ soul’ band; a guitarist whose playing belied his obviously modest years, a vocalist who’d have made Janis look twice and a rhythm section that would still have you moving if your feet had been nailed to the floor.


Tracklist:

01. Intro/Blues Jam 04:52  
02. Going Home 04:20  
03. Dreams to Remember 06:00  
04. Treat Me Right 06:08  
05. Trail of Tears 07:50  
06. Going Down 04:52


Andre Taylor - Playing Hard - Live At Kingston Mines (2001)

                                                              Andre Taylor
This man is just the business. A truly fabulous sound, especially his take on My Girl, turning what for me was a rather cheesy and tired old thing into an all time classic.


Tracklist:

01. Everyday I Have The Blues 03:42
02. I'm Ready 03:27
03. Since You Ain't With Me 03:29
04. Five Long Years 04:24
05. Got My Mojo Working 04:45
06. Born Under A Bad Sign 03:51
07. Sure As You Live 03:13
08. She's A Sweet One 04:37
09. Eyesight To The Blind 05:23
10. Hoochie Coochie Man 04:07
11. You Upset Me 02:27
12. I Been Down So Long 04:08
13. My Girl 04:04
14. Pride and Joy 04:04

Gary Myrick's Bluestrash - Gary Myrick's Bluestrash (2016)

                                                               Gary Myrick
GARY MYRICKs BLUESTRASH is Texas-blues in its purest form - dirty, electric, and dangerous.
The trio, based in Los Angeles, California, is fronted by Texas guitar master Gary Myrick (Gary Myrick and the Figures, Havana 3AM - with members of the Clash and John Waite’s band). BLUESTRASH mixes twanging-Texas-blues, urban and rockabilly jumping shuffles, and soulful lapsteel-laced melodies.


Trackist:

01. Big Bossman 06:14
02. Satisfaction 06:10
03. Jimmy Was Addicted 04:06
04. Tex Pawnshop 04:17
05. Hound Dog Woman 04:58
06. The River (Can't Walk The Water Without You)03:44

quarta-feira, 24 de abril de 2019

Chris King Robinson - Tell Me Why Youre Scared (2015)

                                                           Chris King Robinson
Only 20 years old, Britain native Chris King Robinson is starting to prove himself as a new blues guitarist on the rise. His first EP, Tell Me Why You’re Scared, is five tracks of obvious talent, combining a variety of guitar sounds with intimate vocals.

The title track, “Tell Me Why You’re Scared,” gives the essence of a live song that is played to perfection, or even better, than the recording. It is soulful and honest music that vibes through to the soul, a feeling that translates through the rest of the tracks on the EP. Another song, “Trippin’ on Earth” opens with an ode towards classic ’60s and ’70s guitar.

While most of the album consists of raspy and whisper-like vocals, several tracks display a broader, more demanding sound suggesting there may be more behind Robinson’s vocals than he lets on in this EP. However, Robinson is a pronounced blues guitarist above all, and this EP is presumably a small (but, delicious) taste of what he is capable of. A promising release from Chris King Robinson, he shows he is a strong presence in blues music, and it will be exciting to see what else he has up his sleeve and how he will develop his sound from here.


Tracklist:

01.(Why) Don't You Give Me Your Love
02.Tell Me Why You're Scared
03.Woman Who You Talkin' To
04.Burning Eyes
05.Trippin' On Earth

Eddie 9V - ''brooks'' (2019)

                                                                   Eddie 9V
"brooks" is an album recorded all by me. I used vintage recording techniques to get some cool sounds. I went back to where it started for me. Early 50s and 60s blues. I hope you enjoy the album. If your sad, play this album, if you want some whiskey at 3 am play this record. Share this record with your friends and I'd appreciate any extra donations as I do music full time!


Credits:

Brooks Mason - All Instruments

Tracklist:

01. Yonders Wall 04:35   
02. New Orleans 03:05   
03. 36th & Main 04:28   
04. Whiskey and Wimmen'(feat. Jackson Allen) 04:32   
05. I'm Worried 04:14

Blues Boy Willie - Blues then & Now (2019)

                                                              Blues Boy Willie
Willie McFalls, a native Memphian from Texas, not Tennessee, took the chitlin circuit by surprise in 1990 when the comical blues dialog of "Be-Who?" put his second album on the Billboard charts and his act on the road. Blues Boy Willie came to Ichiban Records courtesy of his boyhood friend from Texas, bluesman-producer Gary B. B. Coleman. Willie's three albums to date all bear the typical Coleman touch -- competent but predictable blues tracks with a small studio band. It has been the spunky spoken repartee between Willie and his wife Miss Lee on the novelty numbers that has earned Willie an unexpected niche on the Southern soul-blues scene. 


Tracklist:

01. Hungry Harp Blues
02. Sleepwalking Blues
03. Expectin' You To Change
04. Let's Go Poppin'
05. Short Circuit
06. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
07. Squeeze Me
08. Tribute To Jimmy Reed
09. The Worse Blues We've Ever Had
10. Plainly In Love With You
11. What Happened To The Blues
12. Ol' Train A Comin'

Jesse Davey - Big Blues (2015)

                                                               Jesse Davey
His playing is influenced by the greats such as B.B. King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and has developed into a mature, personal style ranging from “blistering pyrotechnics with jazz and classical flavors”. It is clear Davey is a veteran in the blues guitar world bringing you the finest soul searching solos, which run the game of emotions of exquisite melancholy to explosive joy.
Davey as member of the Hoax

In 1991 Davey started The Hoax alongside John Amor and Hugh Coltman. All the members were all young students of the blues and had played together since they were in their teens; songwriting and arrangements were worked out together by all five members and in 1994 their debut album Sound Like This was brought out. The Hoax impresses critics in England who compared the to The Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and the Rolling Stones.



Tracklist:

01. How Blue Can You Get  
02. Rain On My Pillow  
03. Scrub Jay Blues   
04. Made It On My Own  
05. Big Blues  
06. The Crow  
07. The Revelator  
08. Fast Boy   
09. Chain Smokin'  
10. Can't Get It Together  
11 Downward Spiral   
12 Downward Spiral A Slight Return


Sunseekers - One take One day (2019)

                                                                 Sunseekers
Sunseekers is the new name of Wanovitch. It's a new start. All musicians have former and long experience in various Belgian bands. The music is the combination of each member's background which is quite diversified, covering all sorts of influences revisiting rock music from Blues to garage Rock. The band is mainly playing its own original compositions.


Tracklist:

01. Sand and Dust
02. Too much!
03. There is a place
04. Harmony
05. Amos

Michael Bloom and the Blues Prophecy - Whisper in the Wind (2019)

                                                               Michael Bloom
Michael Bloom is a Chicago-born, classically-trained guitarist, singer and songwriter of classic and original blues. From Oakland, CA to Chicago, IL, Michael's been writing and playing the blues in one form or another for most of his life. The poetic voices of Robert Johnson, Jimmy Reed, and Mississippi John Hurt, the lyrical lines of BB King and Otis Rush, the rhythms of Muddy Waters and Little Milton all echo through his songs. When you see Michael and the Blues Prophecy testify on stage, you'll feel his passion for performing the blues and his love for bringing it to the world.
Some of the places Michael has performed include Rosa's Lounge, Buddy Guy's Legends, The Kingston Mines in Chicago, the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale MS, Wild Bill's in Memphis, Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland CA, Starry Plow in Berkeley, CA, El Farol, Tiny's Dine and Dance and Evangelo's in Santa Fe NM and the historic King William IV pub in Fenstanton, England.
While in Chicago, Michael played with blues legend Mary Lane, and her band The No Static Blues Band. He also recorded tracks for his new CD, "Whisper in the Wind".


Tracklist:

01. Time on My Hands
02. Whisper in the Wind
03. Just Can't Win
04. I Remember Love
05. Brownsville
06. Old Man Blues
07. Till I Met You
08. No Luck at All
09. Lisa
10. I Ain't

601 Blues - Hard Edge Blues (2008)

                                                                  601 Blues
Blues is about passion and caring,if you had no passion,or did not care for anything, then there would be no Blues!!Blues can find its way into any form or life style,its not what you feel its how you express it,My Blues is reflections of life,and all the fears we have in todays world,Sometimes we just need to stop and look at ourselves,and that is a scary thing for most of us to do!!
When I write a song,I don't plan on it being any form, of Blues/Rock or anything, I just let the Song unfold and be what it wants at that moment,I will not go back and edit anything once it is recorded,The intent is not to change anything that was caught in the passion of the moment, Like a Photo the best is when the subject is caught at the most ackward moments,so I want to keep that moment as is.
I play all the instruments on all recordings, so far I have worked with Guitars,Bass,violin, Keyboards,piano,sax,Harmonica,drums,congas,I have used other artist at times, but for me its like a sculpter callin in another sculpter to carve out a nose on a statue that he has been workin on!!WHY! Yes My music is different,thats what I want,I don't want to sound like anyone else,On this CD I had a struggle with my self on what to call it, Lost Highway or Move to the Moon!!so I could not decide cuz both are my favs.I started to remove one and start another project around that!!So I left it as is and used my guitar pick guard as the title!! Grab a Glass Of Merlot and sit back reflect and enjoy!!


Tracklist:

01. Lost Highway 04:57        
02. Time Machine 07:04        
03. I Want My Cadillac 06:22        
04. Hard Rain 05:17        
05. Not Your Super Hero 04:29        
06. Sit and Cry 02:58        
07. Move to the Moon 05:28        
08. She Only Plays the Blues 05:01        
09. Is This Paradise? 05:52        
10. You're Too Mean, Revisited 06:28        
11. Lost in a Dream, Revisited 07:28


Big Shanty - Ride With The Wind - 2008

                                                                  Big Shanty
Renegade blues-rocker Big Shanty’s sonic rain of acid guitars and synth beats blasted across the Internet, Satellite and College radio in ’07 with his anti-war song "Killing Fields" and went number-one for five-weeks on "Blues Critic" singles chart. Big Shanty’s CD “Ride With The Wind” stayed top-ten in their album chart for five-months, his single was nominated as "Best Blues Song and Shanty was nominated as "Best New Artist".


Tracklist:

01. Born Up in Trouble 03:09         
02. Killing Fields 05:02         
03. New Messiah 03:51         
04. She Got a Hold On Me 04:16         
05. Gone Downtown 04:10         
06. Ride With the Wind 03:27         
07. Whisky Woman 03:50         
08. Know What I'm Sayin' 04:27         
09. King Bee 03:35         
10. Living On the Edge of Time 04:51