"THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD" is a tasty gumbo of new bluesy-country songs recorded in the English countryside...The stellar acoustic band, made up of musicians who have known each other for years, features legendary upright bassist Danny Thompson. His exuberant, soulful sound at the heart of these songs makes THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD a real treat.
A new studio album by Fred Chapellier, the iconic French blues guitar player. In order to celebrate his 50th birthday, Fred teamed with the legendary British sound engineer Steve Forward (Ray Charles, Serge Gainsbourg, Paul McCartney) and, again, extends his range of colors while tapping from the very sources of original blues and rock music.
This is Yana Bibb’s second album. “Afternoon in Paris” is produced by Swedish blues guitar player Staffan Astner. The album promises the right mix of groovy blues and soulful jazz (with a touch of Swedish folk melody) and shows her musical range, influence and depth.
Neal Black is from San Antonio and his music is rooted in the Texas tradition while Larry Garner hails from Baton Rouge, the hotbed of Louisiana Blues. On this "double artist" album they shared everything, songwriting, production, guitar licks and vocals for a truly sparking and inspiring linkage.
With "A Son Of Pride" the new album by Bo Weavil & Band, Matthieu Fromont version of the blues is more electric and sophisticated than before. At the crossroads of rock, funk and garage rhythm 'n blues... Dynamite pulp blues!
Outstanding record after astounding record, Leadfoot RIVET is paving his own way to a very unique spot in the blues, soul & roots music domain. His new offering "Southern Echoes" is a vibrant tribute to the golden age of these styles without being out of date, or a bland copy of his mentors.
Musicians, as usual, are some of the very best there is notably Anson FUNDERBURGH on guitar from Dallas Texas, Slim BATTEUX on organ (Percy Sledge / Ray Charles / Billy Paul ...) and vocals and Stan NOUBARD-PACHA (guitar) plus Stephane AVELLANEDA, Ana Popovic's drummer.
It has been ten long years since Popa Chubby released a live album. This double live CD was recorded in march 2015 and features Popa's hits from Booty and The Beast all the way to his 25th Anniversary CD "I'm feeling lucky". As a special treat Popa and band offer up an impromptu mini set of Rolling Stones classics. This is a career defining live release for the 55 year old NYC guitar slinger!
Seduced by the pissed off blues rock of two nasty little brats from Connecticut, Popa Chubby decided to produce their first album and to hit the road with them. Saint Slide pray for us, time has come for the Balkun Brothers!
An acoustic guitar in his hands, the Duke, once again, demonstrates his love for the blues, ragtime, early jazz, country and folk music pioneers and pay homage to the founding fathers who laid the foundations of today's american roots music.
This new Cd by Guy Davis recaptures the fierce style and the coarse voice of a performer that many consider as the leader of the New York acoustic blues scene.
Less stiff than his previous disc "Juba Dance", it features again Fabrizio Poggi and also Charlie Musselwhite (for a memorable cover of "Little Red Rooster") and many others top notch sidemen.
Huddie Ledbetter was many things - a legendary songster, a fugitive, a prisoner and a celebrity - exploited and adored. Above all, he was a man who loudly claimed his right to be treated with respect. With great love for his music and deep respect for the man, singer/guitarist Eric Bibb & harmonica virtuoso JJ Milteau (together with drummer Larry Crockett) pay tribute to the one and only LEAD BELLY. Don"t miss this exciting new collaboration from these two stars of contemporary blues!
Including: Midnight Special – On a Monday - Bourgeois Blues - Goodnight, Irene - Rock Island Line – Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Grey Goose – Stewball - House Of The Rising Sun – Pick A bale Of Cotton & more
Four legendary Telecaster guitar Masters on stage performing together at the Vancouver Island MusicFest, July 12th 2013. The material on this album covers Blues, Rock and a touch of Country. Albert Lee said it best 'Welcome to my dream!' It's truly a dream for all fans of guitar music!
Fans have been requesting it for a long time. Eric Bibb chose ten of his songs that he plays regularly on stage to complete this Songbook, Vol. 1.
It includes a CD, a DVD and a CD Rom :
1. The CD contains ten songs specially re-recorded by Eric with a solo guitar version and a voice + guitar version.
2. The DVD features Eric playing the songs. Each of the ten song has been filmed from different angles: one shot is facing Eric with close up on both hands shown simultaneously on a split screen; another shot is filmed from top with a different angle on the left hand. A third segment provides technical explanations.
3. The CD-Rom cincludes tablatures, sheet music, lyrics and MP3s.
The songs are : Champagne Habits / Come Back Baby / Connected / Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down / Goin' Down Slow / In My Father’s House / Needed Time / On My Way To Bamako / Saucer ‘N Cup / Sebastian’s Tune
The brand new album from Belgian #1 blues artist Guy Verlinde, formerly known as “Lightnin' Guy”, is his most very personal album so far.
"Better Days Ahead" is a blues & roots album with a typical "Guy Verlinde" contemporary twist; an album about hope, positive energy & about how to overcome the setbacks in life. For all you blues lovers who like slide guitar & harmonica and who are open for some new shades of blues.
European rock’s best kept secret, Little Bob is a true rocking class hero raised in the French city port of Le Havre. A town chosen by the Finnish filmmaker
Aki Kaurismäki for its atmosphere and music scene in his 2011 comedy-drama that he called “Le Havre”, saying “this city is the Memphis, Tennessee of France and Little Bob is the Elvis of this Kingdom”. Having recorded some 20 albums, Little Bob with “Howlin’” is paying homage to the great blues shouter Howlin’ Wolf, one of the main influence of his beginnings, some 50 years ago. And beware, this guy is not a living museum of rock‘n'roll, he IS rock‘n’roll.