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суббота, 31 декабря 2016 г.

Glenn Kaiser - Long Way From My Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 42:12
Size: 98,2 MB
Label: Grrr Records
Styles: Christian Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Leavin' Blues - 3:06
 2. Love Bomb - 3:37
 3. Live Your Life for a Change - 2:05
 4. I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down - 3:26
 5. Since I Laid My Burdens Down - 3:09
 6. Long Way From My Home - 3:22
 7. This Train - 4:18
 8. In The Light of the Morning Star - 3:49
 9. All Shook up - 2:56
10. News for the Blues - 3:22
11. What You Did - 3:52
12. I'll Fly Away - 5:03

Glenn Kaiser has released a new cigar box guitar album called "Long Way From My Home".  With this being a cigar box guitar album, Glenn has chosen to take this back to a very rootsy sound.  You will hear Glenn and his guitars he's built or had built for him.  You will hear some from his old "Trimmed & Burning" days.  This is classic blues in the delta style.Since I build 'em and play 'em, I am downloading this!  I love Glenn's voice, and there aren't many CBG artists out there.  Of those, he and I are the only two I know of trying to make music that glorifies Jesus.  So, of COURSE I am getting this.

Long Way From My Home

пятница, 30 декабря 2016 г.

Tim Gartland - If You Want a Good Woman

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 43:07
Size: 99,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. What the Blues Look Like - 3:38
 2. Hour's Worth - 3:18
 3. I Had It All - 3:41
 4. If You Want a Good Woman - 4:03
 5. I Come When You Call - 3:43
 6. Eight Ball - 2:58
 7. If That's What You Call Love - 4:17
 8. Introduce Me to Your Hat - 2:58
 9. Too Many Groceries - 3:59
10. Where's The Cure for You - 3:09
11. Willie That's Who - 3:45
12. Go West! - 3:33

Contemporary blues and soul cd of by triple threat singer, harp player and songwriter.
Tim Gartland, the triple threat harp player, singer and songwriter has released his best cd ever, "If You Want A Good Woman". Soulful singing, expert musicianship and well crafted songs make this a "must own" release. This cd of twelve original songs represents the culmination of Tim's lifetime love of blues and soul. "If You Want A Good Woman" features some of the top musicians in Nashville and and was recorded at one of best studios in town. It is perhaps the most perfect contemporary blues album you will hear this year. If you are a fan of intelligent lyrics, well crafted and well played music, this cd is for you. Tim's singular hope for this cd is for people to enjoy the music. So take a listen and sit back and enjoy!

If You Want a Good Woman

четверг, 29 декабря 2016 г.

Chris Cain Band - Late Night City Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 42:08
Size: 103,8 MB
Label: Blue Rock'it Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Wake Up And Smell The Coffee - 3:46
 2. I Need A Woman To Treat Me Right - 2:39
 3. Late Night City Blues - 6:20
 4. A Woman Don't Need - 5:28
 5. A Case Of The Blues - 4:24
 6. She Takes Good Care Of Me - 3:36
 7. When The Blues Come To Call - 4:02
 8. Same Old Fool - 4:50
 9. Lonely Room - 6:59

This was basically Chris Cain's first album. I believe he had made single cuts of songs on the album prior to its release. This album reflects the true, gutsy styling of a young blues man on the rise. The songs on this album, though rough around the edges regarding its studio work, was and probably will always be the some of the best work Chris Cain has ever produced. "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" and "Late Night City Blues" are true blues masterpieces. These are the songs where Chris' guitar solos made even B.B. King stand up and notice. Chris went on tour with B.B. right after this album was cut.
The songs on this album were written during a time when Chris was "gigging" in San Jose and Monterey nightclubs. He was always a favorite attraction on Cannery Row, where on a Friday or Saturday night you would find packed houses and blues enthusiasts lined around the block to see him. When you went to see a Chris Cain show, you knew you'd be in for a good time, because it was a totally blissful blues environment. Chris was very personable and made everyone feel like they were part of the party. But, make no mistake. It was the whining of that beautiful sound coming out of Chris' guitar that they all focused on. It just had a way of cutting through you and stayed with you forever. This album is red hot.

Late Night City Blues

среда, 28 декабря 2016 г.

The Chris Fitz Band - Chris Fitz Band "Live at Dodge Street"

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 136:29
Size: 313,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Frank's Intro/It's Gonna Be Alright -  5:54
 2. Dead or Alive -  4:20
 3. Travelin' Wheel -  6:37
 4. Welcome to the Rhythm Room -  5:03
 5. Crown of Thorns -  5:52
 6. Jammin' for Jimi - 11:13
 7. Ride the Wind -  5:14
 8. Long Way Home -  8:28
 9. One More Beer -  5:51
10. Medicine for the Blues -  6:57
11. Recession Blues -  5:46
12. If You See Me Tomorrow...Tell Me 'Bout Last Night -  6:08
13. Last Train Out -  5:22
14. Jesse James Part Two -  8:23
15. Blues for Ronnie - 10:18
16. If I Go Down Dyin' -  8:07
17. Never Been to Memphis -  5:25
18. Comin' Home -  4:25
19. Freedom - 16:58

The Chris Fitz Band takes American blues and roots music and drives it into the 21st century with electric abandon and virtuosity all the while sounding modern and original. This music grooves with the best! If you like guitar music and Jams this is it!
Chris Fitz personifies the powerful front man who sings, plays incendiary lead and rhythm guitar while giving the audience a breath taking performance. Dynamic highs and lows express his colorful original material on this new live, all original CD, LIVE AT DODGE STREET. Fitz's original material is fleshed out, embellished with frequent bandmate, Ken Clark, an explosive and rhythmic Hammond B-3 artist. Their collaboration is so natural. The two "have no brakes" their approach to this music is infused with natural spark.
Fitz has grown up in the Blues tradition. He has a sensibility that Blues lovers can relate to. His songs are tales of a musician who has lived the Blues on the road for many years, working 7 days a week, gaining dedicated fans in audiences from all over New England to Europe and from Memphis to California.
The listener is at once lifted up by his ethereal Blues and then pitched back down into the rocky road of reality, all the while thrilling to the virtuosity of this masterful guitar player. Fitz's talent spans the collection of Blues styles. He can offer a sweet Delta style finger picking tune then break into a strong, muscular sound. The next moment his sound is quite tender and haunting and he can swing with the best of them! He is a consummate entertainer. Well deserving a of a wider audience - Diana Shonk- Publisher, The Blues Audience newsletter, 2/22/2010.

Live At Dodge Street

Mike Farris - Shine For All The People

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 42:50
Size: 98,6 MB
Label: Compass Records
Styles: Gospel Blues / Christian
Art: Front+Back+CD

Tracks Listing:
 1. River Jordan - 4:23
 2. Jonah & The Whale - 3:16
 3. Sparrow - 4:17
 4. Mercy Now - 4:50
 5. Real Fine Day - 3:56
 6. The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow - 4:31
 7. Power Of Love - 4:36
 8. Something Keeps Telling Me - 5:46
 9. How It Feels To Be Free - 3:11
10. This Little Light - 4:00

Winner of 2015 GRAMMY Roots Gospel Album!
"SHINE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE is the long-awaited follow up to 2007's critically acclaimed SALVATION IN LIGHTS and includes both original material and Farris' trademark interpretations of traditional gospel steeped in the influence of rock, vintage Memphis soul and the swagger of New Orleans.  Farris’ musical vision has coalesced into a sound that, at once, harkens back to early soul records yet emerges completely fresh with this new studio record. The album’s 10 tracks are saturated with horns, B3, and gospel backing vocals, but Farris is the star here, as his voice is one of the greatest of our time while staking his claim as sole proprietor of a musical style uniquely his own.
SHINE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE opens with “River Jordan,” an almost cubano, horn-punctuated groove, driven by Farris’ soaring vocals that form a surprising link between Havana and Hattiesburg. Two Farris originals, “Power of Love” and “Real Fine Day,” convey the album’s uplifting message of survival and gratitude. The New Orleans-infused “Sparrow” takes a side trip to Preservation Hall, and the achingly poignant “Mercy Now,” from the pen of singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier—as delivered by Farris—stands tall as a plea of forgiveness for all mankind. This album bears witness to the determination of putting one foot in front of the other and to the power of music to get you there. “I’ve discovered that falling is a divine thing,” Mike adds. “It’s part and parcel of being human. The important thing is to keep the faith, get up and go on."

Shine For All The People

Danny Brooks - It's A Southern Thing

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 52:12
Size: 120,2 MB
Label:  Southern Jule Records
Styles: Christian Blues/Country-Rock/Gospel Blues
Art: Front + Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Southern Thing - 4:39
 2. Show Up And Sing - 4:25
 3. Georgia Bound - 3:37
 4. Candito - 5:01
 5. Brother Bill - 3:12
 6. More Than This - 3:32
 7. Just A Little Faith - 4:24
 8. Prisoners Of Hope - 3:54
 9. Whte Way It Goes - 3:26
10. Wheels Keep Spinning - 4:08
11. Never Get Over You - 4:01
12. Shutting Me Down - 3:51
13. Only Love Can Satisfy - 3:56

"Canadian-born and -bred Danny Brooks may be — although you'd never know it from one listen to this album — an ode to all things Southern and mystical. Brooks' voice is equal parts John Fogerty yeowl and Bob Seger back-row bluster with a liberal dose of Bruce Springsteen bombast thrown in to make sure you're getting the message loud and clear. But Brooks also writes one great song, and this album is filled with them. He finds release in traveling down South into America's backwoods ("Georgia Bound," the title track), while the acceptance of life's everyday ups and downs is mirrored on "Show Up and Sing," "Wheels Keep Spinning," "Just a Little Faith," "The Way It Goes" and "Got to Be More Than This." Four of the tracks on the project were mixed by Jim Dickinson in Memphis. A batch of great songs soaked in the Southern aesthetic."-- AMG Review by Cub Koda

It's A Southern Thing

Nobby Reed Project - Heart In Hand

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 48:31
Size: 111,5 MB
Label: Living Room Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Shelter - 4:37
 2. 24 Hours - 4:13
 3. Love Can Take Your Heart - 5:01
 4. Blues From The Harp - 3:52
 5. Head Buttin' - 2:31
 6. Can You Feel It - 4:11
 7. Are You Ready - 4:55
 8. Rode Hard - 3:11
 9. The Night Remains - 7:17
10. Down In Space - 8:39

Original-Blues-Rock that's warm and organic, with plenty of pump and sizzle.
It's practically unbelievalbe that Nobby can continue to generate new music that is both soothing and invigorating at the same time. This CD is not only Nobby at his very best, but he ventures into territory not before explored by him and his band. Not only is there simply wonderful blues, but his artistry with the synth brings some of this CD into the prog realm. Once agian, Nobby has pieced together a CD of absolutely fantastic music......of the ilk that we should all own for our own heads and hearts.

Heart In Hand

вторник, 27 декабря 2016 г.

Josh White - Free And Equal Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 68:22
Size: 157,3 MB
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Styles: Blues / Gospel Blues / Folk-Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. One Meat Ball - 3:11
 2. In My Time Of Dying - 3:14
 3. Free And Equal Blues - 4:29
 4. Number 12 Train - 3:39
 5. Jim Crow - 2:48
 6. Landlord - 2:37
 7. Betty And Dupree - 3:46
 8. Trouble - 2:40
 9. Beloved Comrade - 2:03
10. Hold On - 2:13
11. Jelly Jelly - 2:27
12. When I Lay Down - 2:36
13. The House I Live In - 2:31
14. Fuhrer - 3:10
15. Minute Man - 2:05
16. Take A Gal Like You - 3:10
17. Whatcha Gonna Do - 1:13
18. 18. Josh White - Don?t Lie Buddy.mp3 -    
19. Motherless Children - 2:30
20. No More Blues (No More Blues Lines) - 2:45
21. 21 - Meam Mistreatin? Woman.mp3 -    
22. Freedom Road - 2:20
23. Miss Otis Regrets - 2:58
24. Careless Love - 3:22
25. T B Blues - 3:21
26. Outskirts Of Town - 3:02

Josh White (1914-1969) was a brilliant musician whose vibrant guitar and rich vocals captivated audiences for decades. Recorded at the height of his career by Moses Asch in the 1940s, he performs these 26 blues, gospel, popular, and hard-hitting topical songs solo or accompanied by such contemporaries as Lead Belly, Mary Lou Williams, and the Almanac Singers. Extensive biographical notes, photographs, archivist's remarks, bibliography, and discography. 74 minutes. Produced and compiled by Jeff Place and Elijah Wald. Additional annotation by Kip Lornell.
This fine 26-song compilation of material was recorded by folklorist Moses Asch in the 1940s, at a time when Josh White was beginning to reach an urban, educated audience with his mixture of blues, folk, and pop styles. What comes across particularly strong in this set is his versatility and all-around appeal; he handles topical songs about discrimination and war, spirituals, covers of blues by Leroy Carr and Victoria Spivey, folk ballads, and theatrical pieces, even extending to a cover of Cole Porter's "Miss Otis Regrets." "One Meatball" provided some of the musical inspiration for the classic Merle Travis tune "Sixteen Tons"; "Freedom Road" had lyrics by poet Langston Hughes. Because he was less earthy and not as Southern-sounding as Leadbelly and Big Bill Broonzy, White has been accorded less critical respect, but this anthology shows him to be one of the unquestioned linchpins of the first stirrings of the folk revival. Free & Equal Blues includes copious notes by White biographer Elijah Wald.

Free and Equal Blues

Big Gilson & The Wolf - Bring It Back Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 42:27
Size: 97,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

 1. What's Wrong With That - 3:42
 2. Bring It Back Home - 5:26
 3. Hint of a Smile - 4:05
 4. Ramshackle Town - 4:38
 5. Mine All Mine - 3:45
 6. Hoochie Coochie Man - 4:40
 7. Slidin' Around - 0:57
 8. Praise the Lord - 4:04
 9. Black Haired Lady - 5:04
10. Lulu Boogie - 2:37
11. I'm Tore Down - 3:24

The Brazilian Guitar hero meets the British old time blues shouter.
Big Gilson: bears the distinction of being acclaimed by such greats as B.B. King and Buddy Guy. He has appeared at Buddy Guy’s famous Legends, The Blue Note – New York and many other top venues. Called the king of the slide guitar – this is truly justified – but this should not be allowed to detract from his superb mastery of all forms of guitar playing – the guy is a genius! Strangely enough he does not hail from Memphis or Chicago but from Rio de Janeiro – he really is bringing the blues back home
The Wolf: his emotive passionate and powerful vocals combine with an amazing stage presence. This has brought about a cult following and the media and radio presenters in the USA and other countries throughout the world have praised his work.
His vocals mirror life’s experiences – making him one of the best contemporary songwriters in his genre. Wolf hails not from the deep south of the USA but from the deep south of the UK!

Bring It Back Home

Nuno Mindelis & The Cream Crackers - Nuno Mindelis & The Cream Crackers

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 50:49
Size: 117,6 MB
Label: Movieplay
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Talk About The Blues - 7:01
 2. Don't Hide Away - 4:28
 3. Pay The Cost To Be The Boss - 4:38
 4. Three Days Straight - 4:49
 5. It's Your Fault - 4:43
 6. Dog's Day Night - 3:14
 7. Answer To Ronnie - 4:53
 8. Talk About Somebody - 4:38
 9. It's My Turn - 6:20
10. Blues Time - 4:59
11. Iberic Blues - 1:01

Nuno Mindelis (born August 7, 1957, in Cabinda, Angola), nicknamed "The Beast from Brazil", is an Angolan-born Brazilian blues guitarist and singer-songwriter.
Most of his recorded work has been sung in English; however, he recorded his 2006 album Outros Nunos in Portuguese, his native language. He has recorded two albums with the band Double Trouble. Mindelis counts Otis Redding and Johnny Winter among his musical influences.
Mindelis became a guitar enthusiast at the age of 5. By the age of 9 he began building and playing self-made guitars. A primary influence at that time was Otis Redding and his rhythm section, Booker T. & the MG's.
In 1990, an independent recording he had made began to receive airplay on local radio stations. In 1991, he recorded his debut solo album, Blues & Derivados, which received positive reviews in Brazilian media. In 1992, he recorded his second solo album, Long Distance Blues for Movieplay Records. In this album Mindelis was joined by Larry McCray, and the French harmonica player, J.J. Milteau. As part of his promotional tour for the album, Mindelis played at a blues festival in São Paulo, featuring Robert Cray, Otis Clay, Ronnie Earl, Lonnie Brooks and Bo Diddley.
In 1994, Guitar Player magazine profiled Mindelis. Further recognition came in their May 1998 issue, as Mindelis was selected as "Best Blues Guitarist" in the 30th Anniversary Guitar Player competition. In 1995, Mindelis played at Antone's 20th Anniversary in Austin, Texas, opening for Guy Forsite and Junior Wells others. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Storyville also performed at the event.
Later that year, Mindelis recorded his album Texas Bound, featuring Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton, of Stevie Ray Vaughan's rhythm section, Double Trouble. Texas Bound was the 12th best selling album seller in Benelux.
In 1999, Mindelis released Blues On The Outside. Mindelis appeared at the 25th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2001, and did other presentations in Quebec, Ottawa. Mindelis played at the festival again in 2004, after the release of his album Twelve Hours, and again played Quebec and Ottawa, and also the Montremblant Blues Festival, sharing the stages with Keb' Mo' and Jimmie Vaughan. Andy Grieg in Canada's Real Blues magazine asked, "Is the new King of the blues a man based in Brazil?"

Nuno Mindelis & The Cream Crackers

Michael Miller - Michael Miller Live

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 77:48
Size: 179,0 MB
Label: Little Mammas Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Gospel Shoes - 4:28
 2. Not For Sale - 4:28
 3. Southern Cross - 5:22
 4. It's Just the Blues - 4:23
 5. Blue Sky - 4:50
 6. Europa - 5:18
 7. Driftin And Driftin - 4:14
 8. Special Kinda Deal - 2:42
 9. Harvest Time - 3:50
10. Blue Monday - 5:24
11. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed - 5:58
12. Lord I'm Prayin - 3:22
13. Don't Leave Home Without It - 3:40
14. Serve Somebody - 3:19
15. I cant wait till Tomorrow - 2:36
16. Crossroads - 3:53
17. Song for Gail - 5:38
18. Further on up the Rad - 4:17

Blistering guitar work. " Should be listed with the all time great blues and rock guitarists. " Cross Rythams, Londan England. Soulfull vocals. Best album Miller has done.
Recorded solo live in Texas. Some great crowds and had some good nights playing. Recorded some of my all time favorite songs to go along with my own originals.
Hope the folks that listen will enjoy it. Great reviews so far.

Michael Miller Live

Michael Miller - Michael Miller Not Of This World

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 77:09
Size: 185,6 MB
Label: Little Mammas Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. No One To Blame But Me - 3:02
 2. High Price For Low Down Living - 3:55
 3. I Need You - 3:33
 4. Santa Ana (feat. Brad Parish) - 8:05
 5. The Rhyme (feat. Brad Parish) - 5:30
 6. Down To The River - 4:36
 7. Terrorist Blues (feat. Brad Parish) - 4:14
 8. All I Want To Do - 5:06
 9. Chillin With God (feat. Sam Miller & Brad Parish) - 4:45
10. 50 Pound Magnet - 4:27
11. Who's The Blame - 6:10
12. Who Dat Gonna Love You Like Jesus - 3:26
13. Never Again (feat. Brad Parish) - 8:59
14. Bless The Lord - 3:46
15. I Aint Ashamed - 3:59
16. A Few Moments With Michael - 3:29

"This is a rockin' good album from a Texas-based artist right from the opening R&B riffs through to the last song. The electric guitar solos in particular are superb while the support from sax, organ, harmonica and percussion is of a high standard, as are the production values that allow each instrument to breathe without any sense of clutter. Miller's voice is absolutely suited to the genre, combing gravel and sugar with seasoned confidence. The gospel lyrics are uncompromising. I loved the funky "Chillin' With God" where Miller is joined on vocals by his son Sam, while "Who Dat Gonna Love You Like Jesus" has a country feel and is probably the most infectious track. The opener "No One To Blame But Me" is a refreshing blame-taker, no responsibility shirking here. "I Ain't Ashamed" is a powerful statement of standing up for the faith. Slow blues like "I Need You" are as effective as the rockers and there are a few hot instrumentals like "Santa Ana" which give the virtuoso playing a workout without being in any way self-indulgent. "Terrorist Blues" mixes politics and religion and I thought it was the least successful track. Yes, he's getting at Muslim terrorists who give their religion a bad name, but for me it needed to be more sensitive. The last track "A Few Minutes With Michael" is just that - Miller invites the listener directly to pray with him. It may do some good, but personally I'm not a fan of spoken word tracks. The sleeve is nicely designed, but lacks a lyrics sheet or comprehensive credits - I had to head for Miller's website to get more information and while Brad Parish is credited with the great sax playing I'm still not sure if Miller is playing all the rest of it or if there's a band or session players."-- crossrhythms review by Brendan O'Regan

Michael Miller Not Of This World

Keith Patterson - Stone Cold & Blue

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 38:51
Size: 89,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ain't Gonna Be Here No More - 2:27
 2. Going Down To Charleston (feat. My Buddy Todd) - 2:52
 3. Keep the Blues Alive - 3:08
 4. Shades of Gray - 3:47
 5. Rain - 3:29
 6. Torn & Tattered - 3:20
 7. Stone Cold & Blue - 3:22
 8. Time For A Change - 4:14
 9. Fascination - 3:54
10. Your Killing Me - 4:25
11. Lost Her Number - 3:51

Blues influenced rock album with guitar, & B3 Hammond dominance adding the tone to the songs. All songs written by living or observing lifes ups & downs.
Keith began playing guitar at age 13. His early influences included the Beatles, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix. His love of the blues was further deepened by his discovering of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and John Mayhall & The Blues Breakers. His sound now is a mix of these early influences along with more recent blues guitarist's such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, and Kenny Wayne Shepard, giving his guitar a distinct new sound all his own.

Stone Cold & Blue

Captain Ivory - No Vacancy

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 46:35
Size: 107,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Broken Light - 4:09
 2. No Vacancy - 4:54
 3. Skinning The Hand - 5:16
 4. Cascades Of Spain - 4:52
 5. Paper Towns - 5:01
 6. Hello Love Goodbye Fear - 5:41
 7. Never Mine - 5:02
 8. Comedown - 4:27
 9. Epitaph - 7:10

Jayson Traver - vocals, guitar
Robbie Bolog - guitar, lap steel
Brett Smith - bass guitar
Steve Zwilling - piano, organ
Seth Maschari - drums, vibes

"No Vacancy" was recorded at a couple of different studios between Nashville & Indianapolis, with 90% of it tracked straight to tape. This is the band's sophomore release, and the first recording with new bassist Brett Smith, & drummer Seth Maschari. The songs reflect the group's maturation as musicians & songwriters and draws inspiration from the wealth of touring done across the world over the past three years. As always, this release continues Captain Ivory's penchant for down & dirty guitar grooves, high flying vocals, & catchy songwriting.

No Vacancy

понедельник, 26 декабря 2016 г.

Bluehouse Project - Bluehouse Project

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 44:26
Size: 101,8 MB
Label: Baywater Records
Styles: Blues/Rockin' Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Piece of My Heart - 4:19
 2. Black Widow Spider - 3:52
 3. I Can't Lose These Blues - 4:22
 4. White Cotton - 4:17
 5. Coal Mine - 3:48
 6. Newport Blue - 4:13
 7. Uptown Strut - 3:45
 8. It's a Good Thing - 3:51
 9. Play You the Blues - 3:04
10. Going Down to Texas - 5:17
11. Black Cat Blues - 3:32

BlueHouse Project - Contemporary Memphis Blues /Rock, Southern Blues, and Soulful Singer Songwriter, all with a touch of the Delta.

BlueHouse Project

суббота, 24 декабря 2016 г.

Dear friends! Merry Christmas!!!

Habaka - Heritage Blue

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 59:54
Size: 137,8 MB
Label: Husky Tone Records
Styles: Blues/Rhythm & Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Like the Sunshine (Live) - 6:56
 2. Ain't No Love (In the Heart of the City) - 4:18
 3. The Thrill Is Gone - 5:26
 4. Just a Little Better - 3:20
 5. Strange Fruit - 4:01
 6. Help the Poor - 4:26
 7. Love on the Brain - 4:45
 8. Rollin and Tumbling - 6:12
 9. I Sing the Blues (Down and Dirty) - 4:37
10. I Put a Spell on You - 4:53
11. Guess Who - 7:01
12. Ain't Nobody's Business - 3:53

This CD is a tour de force collection of Blues and Jazz standards and rearranged to bring these age-old classics of yesterday into the 21st century. By stepping into her inheritance Habaka dedicates this masterpiece to her family and she wears the crown.
Famous for her profound contralto voice, strong yet smooth and crystal clear, a voice that calls to mind the sultriness and class of Cassandra and Nancy Wilson, the sassiness of Eartha Kitt, the subtleness of Shirley Horn, and even, when necessary, the big vibrato of Bessie Smith, Etta James and Mahalia Jackson, all wrapped up into one phenomenally talented woman...International Blues, Jazz, Gospel recording artist and midday radio host to BlackBerryJazz Radio, Habaka Kay Foster Jackson.
Born in the Music City, Nashville, TN, Habaka KFJ comes from a lineage of musicians and entertainers. Her grandfather Jerry Jackson was a pianist and promoter, her mother Mary Ann Jackson, an international dancer & jazz vocalist, and her father Melvin Jackson, Legendary saxophonist for more than 20yrs with none other than the King of the Blues, B.B. King. Extending the family lineage, this international recording artist, and mentor, Habaka KFJ, has gone on to perform in the most prominent concert venues, captivating audiences throughout Europe and America in some of the most prestigious Clubs, Festivals, Theaters, and Cathedrals in the world and even standing and being seated before Nobility.
Habaka's first recording with the group IZ Army released the LP entitled "The Bomb" under AMP Records. Gospel music, also a passion of hers, led her to record her next LP “Eternal Life" under Exodus Records, as lead singer for the group, Burning Bush. Habaka, being one of the most sought after jazz, gospel, and blues voices of today, has collaborated on several projects and recordings and, of course, has also been the featured artist on many of these projects. Habaka's first ever Holiday Classic CD: "Back in the city...It's Christmas", and "I Will Wait For You" were released under Tate Music Group and, most recently, the Jazz inspired "Just Say I Love Him".
In December 2016 Habaka will release her most personal and soulfully inspired album produced by Habaka entitled "Heritage Blue" under Husky Tone Records featuring amazingly outstanding musicians that includes a stellar performance by James Boogaloo Boldin (former bandleader on trumpet for B.B. King), Eric Demmer on sax (formerly with Gatemouth Brown), and James Lamar Boulet on trumpet. This phenomenal recording is a tour de force collection of Blues and Jazz standards, and originals rearranged "Habaka Style" to bring these age-old classics of yesterday into the 21st century. On this brilliant new release coming December 2016, Habaka takes her listeners on a journey from Blues to Jazz, and Soul to Funk from pleasure to pain and everywhere in between.
This is Habaka stepping into her inheritance, coming from such a rich family legacy, and by vowing to continue to extend that legacy, she is considered to be one of the last authentic Blues, Jazz voices in her genre today...and why not? After all, it's her DNA!

Heritage Blue

пятница, 23 декабря 2016 г.

Bare Wires - Won't Be Lookin' Back

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 53:33
Size: 123,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Rockin' Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Last Hello - 3:20
 2. I Won't Be Looking Back - 5:17
 3. Feeling So Down - 6:07
 4. Little Miss Lonesome - 3:26
 5. Dreams - 4:27
 6. Gamblin' on Love - 5:27
 7. The Road Less Traveled - 3:18
 8. The Unknown - 5:12
 9. You're My Prison - 4:30
10. Psycholeptic Girl - 2:37
11. Good Times to Come - 6:06
12. Crossroads Angel Live - 3:40

Doug Lind - rhythm guitar, vocals;
Marty Ytreberg - lead & rhythm guitar;
Dave Graham - bass guitar, vocals;
Tom Garrett - drums, percussion.

Blues on steroids. An exciting in-your-face fusion of Texas blues and classic rock styles make this guitar-driven CD a keeper. No babies allowed.
What do you get when you cross ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Joe Walsh? I don't know either, so forget that. That was dumb. What I do know is that every once in awhile a band comes along that has "that sound" that is unmistakably theirs. The genre-defying Bare Wires is that band. It's more than just blues, it's more than just rock, it's more than you can wrap your head around. Bare Wires' new album entitled "Won't Be Lookin' Back" explores the diversity that each member brings to the table. In a world where so many bands sound alike, and so many albums sound the same, Bare Wires dares to be different. One word of warning though, "Won't Be Lookin' Back" may just become your new favorite album.
So....just who is Bare Wires? Bare Wires is four souls who started playing music many years ago, many bands ago, and many miles apart, finally coming together in Moscow, Idaho. Blues is the thread that holds it all together, with scraps of rock, and who knows what else woven in wherever it seems to fit. Lyrics and music from their heads and guts, spawned from life experiences and vivid imaginations, make Bare Wires who they are. They play an eclectic mix of original material that is often described as "pretty darn swell." (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/barewires)

Won't Be Lookin' Back

Mike Goudreau & The Boppin Blues Band - Sweet Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 43:28
Size: 102,1 MB
Label: Editions Goudreau
Styles: Blues/Jazzy Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bop Till You Drop - 3:23
 2. Sweet Blues - 3:02
 3. Get a Real Job - 2:43
 4. Gonna Find Somebody Else - 4:19
 5. Dues For Lou - 3:14
 6. Never Been Good At Goodbyes - 4:03
 7. Good Advice - 4:38
 8. Since We've Met - 4:12
 9. Last Call Blues - 3:59
10. When You've Got Friends - 2:48
11. Time For Messin Around - 4:08
12. Long Gone - 2:56

Mike Goudreau & The Boppin Band present their 6th release '' Sweet Blues ''. This album features a dynamic mix of Swing, Rock, Soul , Gospel and Jazzy Blues that they have become well known for with accolades from their peers as well as blues media and  aficionados ! 12 brand new original songs, all written and sung by guitarist Mike Goudreau who's accompanied by an all star band featuring the stellar horns of tenor saxophonist Dany Roy and trumpet player and arranger Maxime St-Pierre.

Sweet Blues

Interstate Blues - Dragon Lady

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 42:19
Size: 97,6 MB
Label: Grooveyard Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Frayed - 3:57
 2. The Winters Wind - 3:26
 3. Dragon Lady - 7:00
 4. Shadow Play - 5:30
 5. Loco El Gato - 1:24
 6. Spinning in My Mind - 3:55
 7. Wishin' Well - 5:21
 8. Born This Way - 4:30
 9. Her Darkest Ways - 4:52
10. Still Who I Wanna Be - 2:19


Dragon Lady

четверг, 22 декабря 2016 г.

Larry McCray - Ambition

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 48:26
Size: 111,2 MB
Label: Charisma
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Nobody Never Hurt Nobody With The Blues - 3:26
 2. Count On Me For Love - 5:12
 3. One More Lonely Night - 3:52
 4. Sally's Got A Friend In New York City - 3:20
 5. Country Girl - 6:50
 6. Ambition - 3:56
 7. I Don't Mind - 3:20
 8. Frustrated Baby - 4:22
 9. Keep On Walking - 3:43
10. Me And My Baby - 4:40
11. Secret Lover - 3:39
12. The Sun Rises In The East - 2:01

Burly Larry McCray crashed the consciousness of the blues world with his stunning debut album, comprised of equal parts blues, soul, and rock. Guitar fanatics will no doubt wax rhapsodic about McCray's blazing pyrotechnics on "Nobody Never Hurt Nobody with the Blues," but it's the mellower R&B material buried toward the end of the CD -- "Secret Lover," "Me and My Baby" -- that best displays the warmth of the young bluesman's voice. Tab him for 21st-century blues stardom!


Pepe Ahlqvist - Back To The River

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 55:27
Size: 127,5 MB
Label: WM Finland
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Good Old Music (Pepe Ahlqvist and The Sunset Boulevard) - 3:45
 2. All That Western World (Pepe Ahlqvist and The Sunset Boulevard) - 4:03
 3. Don't Leave Me Again (Pepe Ahlqvist and The Sunset Boulevard) - 4:30
 4. Back to the River (Pepe Ahlqvist & H.A.R.P.) - 3:13
 5. Eeny Meeny Miny Mo (Pepe Ahlqvist & H.A.R.P.) - 3:26
 6. Ain't Doing to Bad (Pepe Ahlqvist & H.A.R.P.) - 4:17
 7. Funky Rhythm (Pepe Ahlqvist & H.A.R.P.) - 2:29
 8. A Change in Me (Pepe Ahlqvist & H.A.R.P.) - 4:17
 9. My Girl (Pepe Ahlqvist & H.A.R.P.) - 3:33
10. Hard Time (Pepe Ahlqvist & H.A.R.P.) - 3:57
11. Thrill Is Gone (CD version) (Pepe Ahlqvist & H.A.R.P.) - 5:37
12. Nobody's Fool (Pepe Ahlqvist & H.A.R.P.) - 4:56
13. Merzedes Benz (Pepe Ahlqvist & Jarkka Rissanen) - 3:29
14. Corinna (Pepe Ahlqvist & Jarkka Rissanen) - 3:50

A distinguished member of the European blues elite, PEPE AHLQVIST (born on 4th of July 1956) is an internationally known Finnish blues artist. During his over 40-year-long career he has frequently performed with many legendary blues artists.He has managed to maintain his popularity through the years by presenting fabulous and successful recordings with various bands and giving over 6.000 gigs and concerts.
Pepe Ahlqvist is a talented and personal singer-guitarist-harmonica player and a songwriter.
Pepe began his career in the turn of the 1960's and 1970's. CHICAGO OVERCOAT, his band in the 1970's, thrived under the shield of the legendary Love Records, wherefrom Pepe moved on to collaborate with Fazer/Warner Music for a good period of time. In the late 1980's and early 1990's PEPE AHLQVIST H.A.R.P. recorded several indispensable albums.
Besides Finland, the Pepe Ahlqvist albums have been released for instance in the other Nordic countries and in Middle Europe. The last one of the three most important Pepe Ahlqvist bands, THE ROLLING TUMBLEWEED recorded four albums that represent the absolute cream of Finnish blues. Pepe's most recent project, SF BLUES (Suomi-Finland Blues) started in 2002 with singer/guitarist Heikki Silvennoinen . So far there's been featuring top guests, and more is to come.
Pepe has been touring in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Luxemburg, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, USA and Canada. He has also performed as a guest soloist in a large number of concerts by international blues legends in Finland, for example for B.B. King in 2004 and 2006. Nowadays Pepe Ahlqvist works as a solo artist from acoustic gigs to big band concerts.

Back To The River

Patrick Sweany - Close To The Floor

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 39:41
Size: 91,5 MB
Label: NMR
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock/Americana
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Working For You - 2:51
 2. It's Spiritual - 4:21
 3. Every Night Every Day - 5:33
 4. Bus Station - 3:32
 5. The Island - 4:24
 6. Every Gun - 3:17
 7. Deep Water - 5:34
 8. Just One Night - 3:58
 9. Slippin' - 3:26
10. Terrible Years - 2:40

Nashville roots-rocker Patrick Sweany returns with another album of powerful modern blues recordings, the longtime friend and collaborator of The Black Keys guitar slinger Dan Auerbach, Close To The Floor finds Sweany dealing with loss and grief in the aftermath of a double family tragedy with an album that centres around personal catharsis and hope and faith in the power of the human spirit of “about the resilience of people who love each other” as well as tackling his battles with the music industry, you can learn more by listening to this Tennessean Music Podcast, as Auerbach succinctly puts it “Patrick speaks the truth in his songs”. Celebrity associations aside Sweany is a popular artists on the roots and blues touring agenda in North American and this side of ‘the pond’ and has built a reputation on his stunning live shows, his debut release, I Wanna Tell You was released in 1999 and followed by a release as the The Patrick Sweany Band that featured several guitarist including of course Auerbach, with two further CD’s in his back catalogue Patrick including a Beat Surrender favourite That Old Southern Drag , he’s toured through 49 states honing his craft and supported The Black Keys, The Gourds, The Wood Brothers, Wayne Hancock, Hot Tuna, and Paul Thorn amongst others.Close To The Floor was recorded old-school to 2″ tape in Nashville with support from a host of top-notch players including Joe McMahan (Luella & The Sun, Allsion Moorer, Webb Wilder), Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Levon Helm), Jon Radford (Justin Townes Earle, Lilly Hiatt), and Ryan Norris (Lambchop).

Сlose To The Floor

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - Live In Ann Arbor

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 90:02
Size: 207,2 MB
Label: Ten12 Entertainment / The Orchard
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. CC Ryder (Live) - 5:04
 2. Gimmie Shelter (Live) - 6:51
 3. Jenny Takes a  Ride (Live) - 6:10
 4. Medley: Devil with the Blue Dress - Good Golly Miss Molly (Live) - 5:34
 5. Not Fade Away (Live) - 5:50
 6. Rock and Roll (Live) - 3:33
 7. Sock It to Me Baby (Live) - 2:32
 8. Where Is the Next One Coming From (Live) - 3:52
 9. War (Live) - 6:31
10. Freezing in Hell (Live) - 5:50
11. Heart of Stone (Live) - 3:33
12. Medley: Little Latin Lupe Lu_ Ain't Nobody White (Live) - 5:24
13. B.I.G.T.I.M.E. (Live) - 3:48
14. Liberty (Live) - 6:27
15. When You Were Mine (Live) - 4:29
16. Tough Kid (Live) - 6:31
17. It Ain't Easy (Live) - 3:48
18. Bow Wow Wow (Live) - 4:07

Bank of Ann Arbor is excited to announce that Michigan born rocker, Mitch Ryder will close out the 9th consecutive year for Sonic Lunch. Ryder, a music legend with hits like Sock It To Me Baby and Devil with a Blue Dress On will take the stage at noon on August 25th in Liberty Plaza.
Due to unforseen circumstances, Serena Ryder is not able to perform, as previously announced.
“Mitch Ryder is the legendary link between classic Motown R&B and hard rocking Detroit-area bands like the MC5 and the Stooges. The Hamtramck native has recorded over two dozen albums in a career that stretches back to the mid-60s, and he still captivates audiences with his fiery vocals and commanding stage presence. He was in fine form the last time he performed at Sonic Lunch, so expect another great set of timeless hits when Mitch Ryder closes out the 9th season of Sonic Lunch on Thursday, August 25th” Martin Bandyke, ann arbor's 107one
“Good fortune smiled upon Ann Arbor this week when we learned that Mitch was going to play Sonic Lunch for us again. His pervious Sonic Lunch performance left us dancing in the streets and singing his classic songs throughout his entire show,” said Tim Marshall, President and CEO of Bank of Ann Arbor. “When we learned that his schedule opened up, we jumped on it.”
Started in 2008, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch is a free summer outdoor concert series happening at the corner of Liberty and Division in downtown Ann Arbor. Every Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm June 2 to August 25, Sonic Lunch features a live band from an impressive array of talent in the region, as well as national and international acts. Each week a different area restaurant is on-site selling a Sonic Lunch for concert-goers to purchase. Other restaurants offer special discounts for concert-goers to pick up to take to the park.
Sonic Lunch concerts are free and suitable for all ages. Seating is available but lawn chairs are welcome. Come join the crowds for an energizing mid-day break or just relax and enjoy the sounds.
Sonic Lunch is the result of a collaborative effort spearheaded by Bank of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor Radio (107.1fm) and their popular morning host, Martin Bandyke provide promotion support and host each concert. Perich Advertising & Design, a local advertising agency, contributes the annual design of Sonic Lunch posters, banners, t-shirts and stickers. As a result, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch has become one of the coolest summer events in Ann Arbor.

Live In Ann Arbor 

The Stoney Curtis Band - Stoney Curtis Live

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 74:29
Size: 170,6 MB
Label: Blues Bureau
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Letter - 7:02
 2. Soul Fower - 6:38
 3. Evil Women - 4:16
 4. American Lady - 5:00
 5. When the Sweet Turns to Sour - 8:26
 6. Headin' for  the City - 6:21
 7. Behind the Sun - 9:46
 8. That's Right - 5:48
 9. Blues Without You - 9:37
10. Eli's Blues - 5:19
11. Last Train to Chicago - 6:10

This is one of those rare times when you can almost judge a CD its cover. That bands psychedelic logo in front cover capturing Stoney Curtis in his element knee-deep in the blues, lets fans know to expect something amazing. The Stoney Curtis Band has been working the clubs between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, for over ten years honing their own brand of psychedelic blues-rock readying their show for the road ahead. Over the past few years the band has done a number of that USA tours and six European tours as well.  Heavily steeped in 60's/70's psychedelia, the Stoney Curtis Band has translated the energy of their phenomenal live show into an incredible CD/DVD package "Stoney Curtis Band Live". In the tradition of classic blues rock power trio such as the Jimi Hendrix experience, Cream, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Double Trouble, the Stoney Cutis Band are centered around their lead singer/lead guitarist Stoney Curtis who is, without a doubt, one of the most impressive strat players on the circuit today. It is no wonder why rows and rows of Harley's line up in Vegas to see this aggressive trio whip the crowd into a frenzy with their own brand of psychedelic blues-rock fueled by Stoney's non-stop guitar pyrotechnics.


JunkBelly - On the Inside

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 55:28
Size: 128,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Rock & Roll/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Appleblossom - 4:25
 2. One Less Thing to Carry - 4:13
 3. Put My Moves on You - 5:03
 4. Rainin - 4:46
 5. On the Inside - 4:54
 6. Long Road to Memphis - 3:17
 7. What I'm Sayin' - 4:21
 8. A Womans Eyes - 5:42
 9. The Truth - 5:06
10. Wrong Turns - 6:06
11. The Likes of Me - 4:20
12. Anyway - 3:11

Soulful Rock N Roll from the Pacific Northwest.When I was a kid, I remember the anticipation of buying a new LP. LPs, that’s what they were back then. A big, ole vinyl disc, containing the player’s secrets and the keys to life. On the albums, maiden voyage, I swear I listened a hole right through it. So closely I listened, by the end of side 2, I was exhausted! Eventually, as the music became part of me, I hungered for more information about these god-like beings, capable of moving me in ways I never dreamed of. Fortunately, the liner notes offered me that! The music was why I bought the LP, but the liner notes added to the mystique and sometimes added a level of understanding between me and the band. We became friends, at least in my mind. Eventually, I hoped we’d become colleagues. Maybe we are approaching that now.
All those years ago, I never imagined the amount of work that went into making an album pf music. It is hard work, folks! Often times, hearts and souls are laid bare during the process. Egos can be crushed, but also spirits can be buoyed! At the end of the process, triumph reigns! A lot of territory has been covered since we made the first JunkBelly EP in 2010, the debut album in 2013 and now our 2nd full length album in 2016. We went from a 4 piece to a 5 piece to a trio and then to a different trio! Our path has been full of twists and turns, but our vision has always been the same; Make music that comes from our heart!
Not only does this album contain the hard work and dedication of Wayne, Rick and I, but also Eric, Jessie, Jeff, Tom and Brad. It is also a tribute to the people who love us. Particularly, LaVon, Trina and Julie. Many dear friends have encouraged us along the way. A special thank you goes out to Steve Clem and Jenn Byrd for their consultations on guitar, vocals and song arrangement. Thanks also to Evan Anderson for his input on drum tracks. All the kind words, deeds and suggestions have driven us to this point; brought us to this moment. We are excited to have this project complete and read for public consumption. Listen in good health!
Be well, Mike

On the Inside

Churlish Louts - Rust

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 54:06
Size: 124,8 MB
Label: Barrister Music Publishing, LLC
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Beat Down - 3:22
 2. I'll Never Be Your Fool - 6:54
 3. Johnnie Walker Blue - 4:22
 4. Little Man - 3:00
 5. Making History - 5:32
 6. Rust - 5:28
 7. That Ain't Happiness - 3:55
 8. The Human Race - 3:37
 9. The Music Inside - 4:19
10. The Pain of Another's Heartache - 5:00
11. Time to Play - 4:48
12. Tomorrow Will Come - 3:43

High-powered music from seasoned musicians, exploring blues, rhythm and rhyme with tight arrangements and production!
If executing every note with perfection is neurosis, Churlish Louts can attest that investing a life of hard knocks into every utterance or twang, and playing your ass off, is pure fun. This bunch of seasoned, talented ruffians are having a heyday performing what they do best. The result is proud, visceral and undeniably rooted in the Kansas City blues tradition, with an urban edge that at times approaches sophistication - but fret not – any tendency toward refinement or cultivation is destined to be bested by this band’s deep-seated earthy inelegance, as their name implies.


четверг, 15 декабря 2016 г.

Roy Roberts - Strange Love

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 40:44
Size: 94,4 MB
Label: Ocean Beach Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. My Love Bone - 4:07
 2. I Truly Love You - 4:04
 3. Hey Baby - 3:50
 4. Strange Love - 3:26
 5. I'm Never Gonna Stop - 4:17
 6. Wait for Me - 3:47
 7. A Woman Needs Love - 4:08
 8. We Still Together - 3:50
 9. The Next Time - 5:02
10. I Can't Wait - 4:09

Roy Roberts is one of those old-timers, a guy who’s been around the East Coast US music scene most of his seventy-year plus life. In that time, he’s remained below the radar yet been sideman and guitarist with many influential giants of US popular music. This is a guy who was a soul mate of Otis Redding in the 60s; he shimmied with Solomon Burke and Eddie Floyd; worked with Stevie Wonder (when he was still ‘Little Stevie’) and many of the soul music dynasty while developing his own sound, reflected in this excellent ten track album. Strange Love has that full-on Stax sound: rounded Horns; crisp guitar work seamlessly merged with soulful, rocking vocals. Roberts wrote all of the material here, and it is a tribute to his ability and undoubted talent.
With ‘Strange Love’, Roy Roberts shows he is still firmly rooted in the Deep South but has shaken himself free of his long passed and more successful musical buddies to emerge triumphantly from the shadows. Recommended for sure.

Strange Love

среда, 14 декабря 2016 г.

LenCat - Thunder On!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 38:13
Size: 88,2 MB
Label: Hogrider
Styles: Rockin` Blies
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Thunder On - 4:12
 2. A Town Called Blues - 4:03
 3. It's Raining in New York - 4:21
 4. Phantom 57 - 3:16
 5. Elain - 3:33
 6. It Looks Like Rain - 4:04
 7. Hayride! - 3:02
 8. Outta My Mind - 5:04
 9. Get On the Floor - 2:50
10. Jack Rabbit Crack - 3:46

Super tight Road house Blues Rockin' at it's most potent! Infectious, fun and exiting! It's like ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd go on a road trip with BB King and Muddy Waters and run into the Super Suckers and Drive by Truckers.
For over 30 years LenCat has performed, recorded and rocked in the Bay Area. Sometimes they're bluesy and soulful. Sometimes they're hard rockin', Sometimes they're weird and warped. but they are ALWAYS entertaining! LenCat is Len Callo on Guitar and vocals, Dave Becker on Bass, A.J. Leddy on Drums and John Franks on Harp.
Thunder On!, the 8th album from LenCat, celebrates the life and good times of our local pub/lounge/tavern/bar/dive/night club life. As long as there's a stage and some lighting LenCat will play to the crowd, bring out the best in them and deliver a hometown feel-good night.
Give this sucka a listen and YOU'LL LOVE LenCat TOO!!!!!!!!

Thunder On!

LenCat - Rock House Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 62:14
Size: 143,2 MB
Label: HogRider Records
Styles: Blues/Rockin` Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Rock House Blues -  4:35
 2. I Got My Mojo Working -  4:42
 3. Doesn't Anybody Knock Anymore? -  2:02
 4. Lorena -  3:44
 5. Rob's Boogie -  3:49
 6. Name the Game -  4:17
 7. Volcano -  5:28
 8. Valentina -  4:00
 9. Can't Lose to Win -  4:23
10. Return to Sibley -  4:02
11. Harmonicats -  5:21
12. Happy Birthday Karen -  4:33
13. Forced Vacation - 11:11

“Rock House Blues, the 6th album from LenCat, could have just as easiliy been called the Bar Band Blues. It celebrates the life and good times of our local pub/lounge/tavern/bar/dive/night club life. As long as there's a stage and some lighting LenCat will play to the crowd, bring out the best in them and deliver a hometown feel-good night. Just listen to those last 3 cuts loosely recorded at some of the Bay Area's finest Rock and Blues establishments.
For over 25 years LenCat has performed, recorded and rocked in the Bay Area. Sometimes they're bluesy and soulful. Sometimes they're hard rockin', Sometimes they're weird and warped. But they are always entertaining! LenCat is Len Callo on Guitar and vocals, Rob Barry on Bass, A.J. Leddy on Drums and, for this album, very special guest harpist, the world renowned Andy Just. Rounding out the great Harp Corp is Earl Smith and John Franks.
What is a LenCat?
The origin of the name comes from the time, in the early 80's, when Len ordered a 10 album, Frank Zappa, box set from Zappa's mail order catalog. A few of the discs were warped so Len sent the whole box back. Well, someone in Franks shipping department didn't like that so, when they shipped back a new box, there was a snide note that read "Hey Len cat, next time just send back the discs that are warped instead of the whole box"
Cut to the year 2000: Len was putting out his first solo cd (the long out of print "Battered, Tattered, Bruised and Abused") and thought that the name Len Callo was too boring.
He remembered the "Len cat" remark, changed it to LenCat and used it as a stage name/band name. And now you know the rest of the story.

Rock House Blues

Luther Grosvenor - Floodgates Anthology

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 75:10
Size: 173,2 MB
Label: COE Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Evesham Boy - 4:44
 2. Best Years Of My Life - 3:41
 3. Floodgates - 4:36
 4. Fullness Of Time - 4:20
 5. I Wanna Be Free - 3:10
 6. Ninsky Prospect - 5:19
 7. Loneliest Man In Town - 7:29
 8. Fire Down Below - 5:18
 9. Cathy - 2:58
10. Floodgates - Acoustic - 2:48
11. Crying Won't Bring You Back - 5:16
12. Merry Go Round - 4:38
13. Sunshine (Spooky Tooth) - 4:34
14. Kiss It Better (Spooky Tooth) - 4:23
15. How (Spooky Tooth) - 4:53
16. Pretty Colours (Deep Feeling) - 2:41
17. Here Comes The Queen (live) (Mott The Hoople) - 4:12

Luther Grovesnor's second solo album was a long time coming. The first, back in 1972, caught him midway between stints with Spooky Tooth and, in the guise of glam rock hooligan Ariel Bender, Mott the Hoople. The second, almost a quarter of a century later, caught him somewhere between forgotten hero-dom and absolute obscurity, and in the handful of interviews he gave around that time, he seemed to prefer it that way. He talked of living a normal life and playing guitar for fun. But back in the studio for the first time in years, it was as though he'd never been away. This is not, if any stray Mott fans are passing, an Ariel Bender album. Returning to his given name, he also returned to the style which distinguished both Spooky Tooth and Under Open Skies, the understated melody that has always been his songwriting signature, the underexposed flash which peels out of his guitar, and the underground exuberance which made his the first number the Stones called after Brian Jones left in 1969. Slammed down in ten days with a revolving door of guest friends (Jim Capaldi, Mike Kellie, Jess Roden) dropping by, it relies on Grovesnor's own persona for charm and effect, keeps fancy production tricks at farthest arm's reach, and it never shows off. Understated, underexposed, underground. Comparisons can be found. "Ninsky Prospect" has a vaguely Lou Reed feel to it, while Kellie's "Fullness of Time" brags a distinctly (but, ironically, pre-Bender) Mott swagger. Elsewhere, a cover of Bob Seger's "Fire Down Below" follows the old Spooky Tooth trick of taking someone else's song and making it their own forever, and there's a thunderous Roden-led romp through Joe Tex's "I Wanna Be Free," which could, in fact, be Free, so there's irony for you. And those are only the most obvious highlights — one could also dwell forever on the autobiographical opener "Evesham Boy," the stunningly tuneful title track, and if you missed it first time around (a lot of people did), the 2001 Floodgates Anthology reissue turns up even more marvels. Eight bonus tracks include an acoustic version of "Floodgates" previously available only on a rare promo sampler, two tracks recorded for the Peter Green tribute Rattlesnake Guitar, and three cut in 1997 for an attempted Spooky Tooth reunion — all good enough to make you wish the project had been taken to fruition. Then comes one track recorded by the teenaged Grovesnor with schoolmate Jim Capaldi in 1966, produced by Giorgio Gomelsky and never before released in any form, while the album closes with another marvel, a live version of "Here Comes the Queen," taken from Grovesnor's debut album, and performed by Mott the Hoople in 1974. And from the collectors' point of view, it's probably true that those two cuts alone are worth the price of admission. True, but very, very misleading.

He was one of the most inventive guitarists of his generation, one of the clutch of flashy young axe-slingers who emerged at the tail end of the 1960s, and turned everything on its head. Up alongside Brian May, Mick Ronson, and Paul Kossoff, Luther Grosvenor rewrote the guitar players' rule book, simply by remembering that technique isn't everything; you have to have some fun as well. Grosvenor grew up in the English town of Evesham, where he and the young Jim Capaldi formed their first bands together, before traveling down to London together, where their band Deep Feeling attracted the attention of producer Giorgio Gomelsky. It was separately, however, that the pair established their names, Capaldi as a founding member of Traffic, Grosvenor aboard Spooky Tooth, one of the most influential British rock bands of the late '60s/early '70s. Releasing four albums, including the million-selling Spooky Two, the band toured extensively both in the U.S. and Europe, building a loyal fan base which even included the Rolling Stones -- who contacted Grosvenor as a possible replacement for Brian Jones in 1969. He turned them down. Grosvenor quit Spooky Tooth in 1972, and released his first solo album, Under Open Skies, before deciding that the solo life was not for him. A brief spell alongside Gerry Rafferty in Stealers Wheel was followed by an invitation to join the band which was, essentially, the decade's answer to the original Rolling Stones, Mott the Hoople. And this time, there was no hesitation. He even changed his name for the occasion, to Ariel Bender. Ariel Bender was the ultimate rock guitarist. In an age when even the most pedestrian guitarist was tarting up beneath barrels of makeup and finery, Bender went completely over the top, visually and aurally. His name was gifted to him by singer Lynsey de Paul, a friend who shared his vision of the world's most Over the Top guitar player, and it fit like a glove. Except he didn't simply bend ariels. He could break them with a single chord. In the studio, Bender transformed Mott, firing them through one more studio set, 1974's The Hoople, a storming live album, and a clutch of immortal hit singles. But it was on-stage that Bender made the greatest impression, with his mane of hair flying, literally battling Ian Hunter for the center stage spotlight, and peeling off riffs as raucous as they were riotous. Posthumous exhumations from the band's live archive have heightened awareness of Bender's brilliance even further -- the 30th anniversary edition of Live, swollen from one short LP to two stuffed CDs, includes some of his most ferocious playing ever. Grosvenor left Mott in 1974 (to be replaced by Mick Ronson), and immediately formed Widowmaker, a hard rock band that plunged straight into the spotlight when they were invited to open for the Who's latest U.K. tour. Unfortunately, that was as good as it got. Although Widowmaker made what Grosvenor still remembers as "two great albums," by 1979, bored with the bullsh*t, he didn't simply quit the group. He walked out on the music industry altogether. The idol of millions became a legend instead, and would remain one for the next 17 years. It was early 1996 before he was tempted back into the studio, by the opportunity to record two tracks, "Crying Won't Bring You Back" and "Merry Go Round," for the Rattlesnake Guitar tribute to Peter Green. Aided by old friends Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Jess Roden, and former Spooky Tooth drummer Mike Kellie, the Ariel Bender Band became the impetus for Grosvenor to finally record some of the songs he had written during his years away, for release as 1996's Floodgates album. Sadly, poor promotion and distribution saw the album sink, and it would be another five years before an expanded reissue (on the U.K. Angel Air label) finally resuscitated it, via a bonus-stacked edition that also included the two Rattlesnake Guitar songs, three songs recorded at a 1997 Spooky Tooth reunion, and an unreleased 1966 recording of Deep Feeling, from the Gomelsky sessions. Grosvenor himself, meanwhile, did not completely vanish; he continued to play live and even made the occasional visit to the studio, to cut a song or two for some new project, including a tremendous recasting of "Roll Away the Stone" for the 2005 Mott the Hoople Family Anthology. ~ Dave Thompson

Floodgates Anthology

пятница, 9 декабря 2016 г.

McHouston Baker - Mississippi Delta Dues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1973
Time: 53:02
Size: 122,1 MB
Label: Universal Music
Styles: R&B/Delta blues/Acoustic blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Good Advice - 3:06
 2. High Sherriff Blues - 3:41
 3. Blues Before sunrise - 3:44
 4. Terraplane Blues - 2:51
 5. Animal Farm - 3:33
 6. Alabama March - 3:31
 7. Sun Is Going Down - 3:43
 8. Sweet Home Chicago - 3:28
 9. My Black Woman - 2:45
10. Can't  Find My Woman - 3:27
11. Trouble Is A Woman - 3:29
12. Lazy Daizy - 3:00
13. Spoonful - 3:09
14. Drucilla - 4:19
15. Whoa! Back Buck - 5:09

This is a solid collection of acoustic tracks recorded by McHouston "Mickey" Baker in London in 1973. The tunes feature Baker on vocals and acoustic guitars, but Stefan Grossman helps out some, as does itinerant percussion master Ray Cooper. While there are solid and highly individual covers of material here by J.B. Lenoir ("Good Advice"); Charley Patton ("High Sheriff Blues"); Leadbelly ("Whoa! Back Buck"); Son House ("Sun Is Going Down"), and Robert Johnson ("Sweet Home Chicago" and "Terraplane Blues"), it is Baker's originals that really shine. The funky "Trouble Is a Woman" with Cooper and Grossman; "Drucilla," written by Baker and Peter Chatman, and another of their collaborations in "Animal Farm" (the latter with one of a few selections recorded with a string section). This may be authentic Delta blues, but Baker is a restless man and is not content to let things be. The string arrangements are off-putting at first, but upon repeated listening make perfect sense in lieu of the material. Mississippi Delta Blues is as fine an introduction to Mickey Baker as there is.

Mississippi Delta Dues

четверг, 8 декабря 2016 г.

The Stonecold Hobos - The Stonecold Hobos

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 40:31
Size: 92,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Catfish - 4:48
 2. Dazed and Confused - 4:28
 3. Five Dollar Fine - 4:21
 4. Vac Packed and Fed Ex'd - 2:50
 5. Cross Eyed Cat - 4:06
 6. Jesus Just Left Chicago - 4:24
 7. Champagne and Reefer - 3:54
 8. Bad Leg Boogie - 3:17
 9. Wish You Wood - 3:51
10. Talk to me Baby - 4:28

Martin Cummins - Vocal, Slide Guitar;
Noel 'Zap' Cummins - Harmonica;
Shane O'Brien - Bass;
Mac Thedrummer - Drums.

The Stonecold Hobos are a Rhythm n Blues band from Drogheda, Co Louth.
Martin Cummins on slide guitar and vocals, with Shane O’Brien – bass; Mac The drummer – drums; Noel ‘Zap’ Cummins – harmonica.
Zeppelin, Rory Gallagher and ZZ top with a dash of Muddy Waters best describes the band’s sound. Their energetic set comprises original material and a fresh look at old favourites.
We'd like to thank everyone involved with the making of this, our first record. Paddy Goodwin for your encouragement, support and wisdom, Neil Conlon for your patience, Ciaran Dunlevy for the loan of your strat used on 'Vac Packed.....', and all the boys and girls who have supported the band thus far on our journey. From us all,
Good Man Lads!

The Stonecold Hobos

Main Street Blues - Fading To Blue

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 47:04
Size: 108,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Before the Bullets Fly - 5:30
 2. Cold Bed - 5:01
 3. Got a Broken Heart - 5:16
 4. Tin Pan Alley - 6:48
 5. All Your Love (I Miss Loving) - 4:29
 6. Fade to Blue - 5:01
 7. Old Love - 4:58
 8. Black Cat Bone - 5:23
 9. Breaking Up Someone's Home - 4:37

Derek Smith - All Guitars & Vocals;
Iain Hanna - Keyboards;
John Hay - Bass;
John McAvoy - Drums.

Main Street Blues latest album - Fading to blue is now available in CD.
"Raw sexy music, loaded with energy. Get in early to ensure yourself a seat' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Jubilant atmosphere, packed to the rafters. Face melting guitar solos. A blues band in the truest sense' (Blues in Britain). 'So tight you couldn’t slide a Rizla between them. Great gig" (Ian Rankin).

Fading To Blue

Main Street Blues - Main Street Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 37:48
Size: 87,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Peace Of Mind - 4:47
 2. Prison Of Love - 4:15
 3. Hard Luck Woman - 4:13
 4. Feels Like Rain - 5:43
 5. Down - 5:48
 6. Too Tired - 4:08
 7. Sitting On Top Of The World - 5:05
 8. When I Leave Here - 3:47

Derek Smith - guitar & vocals;
John Hay - bass;
Allan Cranston - drums;
Ali Petrie (tracks 1-6) Kirk Lothian (tracks 7 & 8)- Keyboards.

Tracks 1 - 6 were on the original CD. Tracks 7 & 8 are bonus tracks.
Main Street are one of the top electric blues/rock bands to emerge from the East of Scotland in the last six years. The band plays up-tempo electric blues with a broad range of R 'n B and funk influences.The band regularly performs around the Scottish and North of England Blues festival circuit, and has played sell out shows at the Edinburgh international Jazz and Blues festival every year since 2012 as well as playing the Main Stage at the Tartan Heart Festival at Belladrum in 2014 and having part of their set broadcast by BBC Alba.Main Street have an excellent reputation for putting on a top class, exciting and energetic live show and have supported many international touring bands, such as Wishbone Ash, Caravan, Paul Jones and the Blues Band, Hot Chocolate, King King, Stan Webb and many more.

Main Street Blues

среда, 7 декабря 2016 г.

Michael Messer - National Avenue

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 46:04
Size: 107,5 MB
Label: Blues Boulevard
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

 1. King Guitar - 2:58
 2. Step Right Up - 3:41
 3. Crow Blues - 4:29
 4. Living In Rhythm - 3:36
 5. Language Of The Blues - 4:29
 6. Moonbeat - 3:41
 7. Rollin' 'n' Tumblin' - 3:57
 8. Riverboat - 5:59
 9. Rising Sun - 4:05
10. Robert Johnson's Wake - 5:33
11. Tailfeather Blues - 3:31

Michael Messer - vocals, guitar, guitars, slide guitar, drum programming;
Terry Clarke - vocals, 12-string guitar;
Sharon Vanbinsbergen - vocals, tambourine;
Andy Crowdy - bass guitar;
Simon Price - drums.

Michael Messer is a virtuoso slide guitarist who has one of the best bands performing some of the greatest blues tunes produced this century. His playing encompasses the entire history of the blues but is totally individual and contemporary. His use of turntables in the band adds a new element to the music and Messer s haunting vocals ooze authenticity and integrity. The American magazine, Spirit listed Michael as one of the greatest slide guitarists ever alongside Duane Allman and Ry Cooder.

National Avenue

Odds Lane - Last Night on Cherokee

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 41:16
Size: 95,3 MB
Label: Bongo Boy Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. This Is What It's Like - 3:26
 2. Falling Down - 3:06
 3. Take It Slow - 4:06
 4. 100 Miles - 4:07
 5. Strange Love - 3:53
 6. Red & Yellow Clowns - 4:14
 7. The Lonely - 3:00
 8. Dust to Dust - 3:22
 9. Bottom of the Sea - 4:05
10. Too Close to the Sun - 3:53
11. End of the Line - 3:58

St.Louis, MO Blues/Rock band Oddslane which are talented musicians/songwriters, Doug Byrkit and Brian Zielie. 2nd Studio Album recorded at Sawhorse Studios in St. Louis, and Mixed in Los Angeles by Grammy Award winning producer David Z.
Start with a simple base of driving Blues Rock guitar riffs and funky R&B grooves. Next mix varying amounts of reggae, new wave, swamp boogie, and garage rock. Then serve with a melody that will delightfully linger on your palate long after it is finished. This is the music of ODDSLANE.
The band is the musical outlet of the songwriters Doug Byrkit and Brian Zielie. The duo worked together while in college studying music, subsequently touring both nationally and internationally with various artists. After recording at legendary Sun Studios, they released the first of several projects as independent songwriters in 2004.
Last Night On Cherokee is the second album as ODDSLANE and an exciting chapter in the band’s career. Their 2012 release Dark Matters garnered Byrkit an ASCAP Plus Songwriting Award and an endorsement deal with custom guitar pick maker Steve Clayton Inc. The band also appeared on The Chevy Music Showcase and signed multiple licensing deals with networks such as MTV, Oxygen, E, A&E, WE, Oxygen and Fox Sports.
Following Dark Matters, the band was eager to broaden its sound. A well received reunion show with Ruf Records artist and former band mate Mike Zito inspired Byrkit and Zielie to delve deeper into their South St. Louis funk/blues roots. After an intense period of songwriting and experimentation, ODDSLANE emerged with Last Night On Cherokee. This invigorating addition to the band’s catalogue was recorded at Sawhorse Studios in St. Louis, mixed in Los Angeles by Grammy Award winning producer David Z (Prince, Johnny Lang, Etta James), and mastered in New Orleans by Grammy Award winner David Farrell (Arcade Fire, BuckWheat Zydeco, Royal Southern Brotherhood).

Last Night on Cherokee

David Wilcox - Bad Reputation

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1984
Time: 33:19
Size: 76,3 MB
Label: Capitol
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bad Reputation - 2:48
 2. Ting Ting - 3:47
 3. Somethin's Shakin' - 3:50
 4. Boogie Ride - 2:40
 5. Cactus - 3:07
 6. Can't Take It Anymore - 2:16
 7. The Grind - 3:26
 8. Love Me Too - 2:50
 9. Preachin' The Blues - 3:04
10. Brain Fever - 3:08
11. Play On Your Harp - 2:15

David Wilcox - Vocals, Mandolin, Kazoo, Guitars
Dave Flett - guitar
Stan Szelest - Keyboards
Kit Johnson - Bass
Rob Burns - bass
Whitey Glan - Drums, Percussion
David Rose - Back Vocals

Bad Reputation is the third album by the Canadian guitarist David Wilcox.The album includes eleven songs.
David Wilcox is a brilliant songwriter, a great singer, and one of the hottest guitar players in the world. He first made his name as a wild live performer and then as a first-rate recording artist whose work, from “Out Of The Woods” (1980) to his brand new release, “Boy In The Boat” (2007), stands the test of time.
After more than twenty-five years in the business including extensive touring, 5 gold or platinum albums, numerous awards, and fans everywhere – it’s no stretch to say that David Wilcox deserves icon status. His life in music is the stuff of legend.
Wilcox discovered Elvis at age six, started picking guitar a couple of years later, and played his first gig to a room full of ex-convicts at age fourteen. A devoted acoustic fan, young David bought a second-hand Telecaster from a pawn shop on a whim and didn’t even know how to turn on the amp when he auditioned for Ian & Sylvia. He got the gig anyway, and spent two and a half years in their band, The Great Speckled Bird, backing the likes of Anne Murray, Charlie Rich and Carl Perkins on Ian’s weekly TV Show. David recalled one particular memory of that time: “We were headlining at Carnegie Hall and the only instruments were two acoustic guitars, played by Ian and me. I had an exceptional night and Ian was kind enough to introduce me twice. Both times the audience response was really warm and appreciative. Although I knew that I hadn’t ‘arrived’ or whatever, it was a wonderful affirmation that I could have a career in music.”
Wilcox led his first big-time band, David Wilcox And The Teddy Bears, in the mid ‘70s, hitting stages as a flashy character with an oversized waxed moustache, a baggy suit and a flower in his lapel. For the first time, he began performing original material. Over the years he’s written an extremely broad variety of songs like “Old Cats” and “Don’t Let The Devil Take The Beat From The Lord.”
In the early ‘80s, Wilcox shed the moustache and suit, truly hitting his stride. Wherever he played he left a trail of club and concertgoers who’d danced, drank, clapped, stomped and shouted their way to a great time. With consistent radio play for his songs, audiences were soon calling out for “Hot, Hot, Papa”, “Riverboat Fantasy” and other classic favorites.
Wilcox became a huge phenomenon on the college circuit, playing more than 300 dates a year and earning awards from COCA (Canadian Organization of Campus Activities) for Entertainer Of The Year (1985) and Contemporary Music Recording Attraction (1987). He was later honored with membership in their Hall Of Fame. At the time he was the highest grossing campus performer in Canada.
During these years, David led a rather excessive lifestyle. On his first three EMI albums, Out Of The Woods (1980), My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble (1983), Bad Reputation (1984) he sang from experience – about sex (“The Grind”), drugs (“Riverboat Fantasy”) and rock and roll (“That Hypnotizin’ Boogie”) and even documented the gossip fostered by such pursuits (“Bad Apple” and “Bad Reputation”). In the late ‘80s Wilcox continued to develop as a recording artist, moving from his gritty, live-in-the-studio roots to more produced synthesizer-anddrum program modern rock. The albums from this era, Breakfast At The Circus (1987), “The Natural Edge” (1989) are stylish and textured but the songs shine through as well as ever. The witty double-entendres of “Layin’ Pipe”, the sad requiem of “The Song He Never Wrote”, “Lay Down In Your Arms” are key examples. “Thirteen Songs”, released in 1996, featured acoustic-based music played with a small band. Wilcox embraced everything from sax-and-organ jazz (“Rainy Night Saloon”) to country storytelling (“Shotgun City”) to deep blues (“Three Past Midnight”). Not to mention “God Is On A Bender” which may be one of the best songs he has ever done, period.
The year 2000 found David recording “Rhythm Of Love”, for Stony Plain Records of Edmonton a CD that reflected the compelling, hard-rocking sound of his first electric bands. “I Need A Vice” is a clever, sharply observed confession; “High-Water Rising” a beautiful soul ballad with some subtle, irresistible guitar work, and “Rhythm Of Love” is a percolating shuffle.
In 2003 Stony Plain issued a great compilation CD titled “Rockin’ The Boogie; Best of Blues And Boogie.” Apart from featuring some new tracks, such as the aptly titled “Can’t Stop Rockin’” the CD focused on Wilcox’s blues-and-boogie side. Canada’s Olympic gold-medal winning skaters, Sale and Pelletier, have frequently used the title track for one of their most popular routines.
With the release of David’s new CD, “Boy In The Boat” his music has come full circle. It’s a daring mix of diverse roots influences coupled with his remarkable style. The result? Something not only original but steeped in the raw funky tradition his fans have come to know and love. Tough but soulful; cool but passionate – the music keeps growing without losing its fiery edge. “I wanted to make a record as freely as possible. My first albums were done with no ‘adult supervision’; no concerns with current trends or ‘marketing’, just a group of people making music for the pure joy of it. With this one, we took that approach.” Wilcox goes on to recall: “There is an afternoon I’ll always remember when I was a child – me and my little red Motorola radio. In the basement, if they played a record by a male singer I pretended it was me. If the singer was a woman I pretended I was the guitar player. Little did I know that I’d be blessed with a career in music! Years later that memory sustains me, keeping my pure love of music alive. If I ever start feeling jaded or pressured to conform, that kid lost in the music brings me back to myself.”

Bad Reputation