TOM PRINCIPATO worked hard two years on this recording including only original songs and he thinks that it’s definitely his best work so far ! It has again some cameos by some well known names : Chuck Leavell Keyboards (Allman Brothers, The Rolling Stones…), WILLIE WEEKS Bass (Eric Clapton, Gregg Allman), STEVE WOLF Bass (Danny Gatton, Nighthawks), TOMMY LEPSON Organ (Roy Buchanan,Danny Gatton) and some others…
With this new effort, Eric Bibb gives a personal vision of today’s world in his own poetic and contemporary way. Born and raised in New York, Bibb has traveled the planet extensively. He describes the people of this earth at length here, conjuring their conflicts and hardships, as well as their compassion, tolerance and empathy. “Jericho Road” was produced by Glen Scott, a young Englishman originally from Jamaica endowed with outstanding talent and creativity. Scott’s lavish musical arrangements and attention to sound make this new recording an exceptionally fine production. Eric gives a whole new meaning to the blues of the 21st Century, proving that the genre remains as lively and relevant as ever.Jericho Road is an event in itself, and a superlative album.
“If Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Django Reinhardt formed a band with Mahalia Jackson on vocals, they could almost keep up with the Campbell Brothers.” said once, one of the devotees of the band. In the Campbell Brothers’ music the lap steel and the pedal steel guitar (instruments generally associated with country music) become another preacher or another choir member singing the praises of the Lord with a similar spiritual freedom.
A Jukebox for the mind that moves the body and spirit with a broad selection of blues and jump swing originals and hip covers. The gritty guitar of Laura Chavez is original, innovative and searing. If you haven’t heard her play before, you wont forget her playing or her name, ever again. She accompanies veteran diva Kane seamlessly here. Kane, a five timeBlues Foundation nominee, sounds stronger than ever five years after pancreatic cancer. Her voice is a finely-tuned, polished instrument capable of moving effortlessly from a sassy, Etta James blues snarl to a defiant Amy Winehouse ache, the jazzy sophistication of the“Queen of Swing” Mildred Bailey, and the rockabilly wildness of the young Wanda Jackson. The songwriting is fun, smart and sophisticated. The guitar playing and singing, fresh and new while honoring the bold blues of the past. This may be Kane’s finest work to date – Dave Rubin
Blue-eyed soul man Billy Price has been a high-profile singer on the Pittsburgh PA scene for the past three decades. Billy was the lead singer with the Roy Buchananband for three years, appearing on the late Buchanan’s legendary Livestock set (recorded in New York City in 1975) and That’s What I’m Here For album. Price then went on to record several blues/soul sets under his own name, pocketing a handful of awards on the way.
Now, here is the new Billy price solo recording, totally blues and soul oriented, with special guests Monster Mike Welch, Fred Chapellier and two Nighthawks members : Mark Wenner and Mark Stutso.
“Inhale My World” is the second release from Belgium’s #1 blues & roots artist, Lightnin’ Guy on Dixiefrog Records. This album features 12 originals, exploring new musical directions where he blends the love for traditional blues with his contemporary songwriting; creating a unique sound & style. This album is a must-have for everybody who loves the sound of slide guitar from artists like Daniel Lanois, Ben Harper, John Butler, Chris Whitley, Derek Trucks… Not only does his music head into new directions, also his lyrics reach deeper & further than before. Every song on the album is a chapter of his life, key moments & people that shaped him into the man he is today, aged 37. So take a place on a front row seat & inhale the past, present and future of the Lightnin’ Guy.
Nico Wayne Toussaint is presently making a name on the international scene, an exceptional feat for a French bluesman! Nico just won the INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION in the “Blues” category, and was choosed by jurors including John Mayall, James Cotton, Tom Waits, Bruce Iglauer or Brian Setzer (among others). Nico is one of a select few European artists (and the only French one) whose latest albums appear on the RMR Top 10 (ROOTS MUSIC REPORT), the 100 most-played Blues albums in the world. A strong contribution to the global rise of this French bluesman, this explosive live set confirms the charisma and energy of an exceptional harp master!