American blues artist Johnny Nicholas (Asleep At The Wheel) recently released his new studio album titled "Mistaken Identity." It features ten new tracks (nine originals and one cover song), as Nicholas kicks things off with the guitar-boogie blues of "She Stole My Mojo" and the dark story and thumping rhythm of "Mule And The Devil." Johnny Nicholas injects a little New Orleans flair into the title track "Mistaken Identity," before unplugging for the honest, acoustic blues tale of "Guadalupe's Prayer." The album gets a much needed jolt of energy with the classic rock and roll groove of "Tight Pants." Nicholas closes out his new album with emotional, country-infused blues of "She Didn't Think Of Me That Way" and the gentle sway of "River Runs Deep," as Johnny's aged vocals find the perfect place among the music's soulful melody. To find out more about Johnny Nicholas and his latest release "Mistaken Identity," please visit johnnynicholasblues.com.
Also recently seeing the light of day is the August release titled "The Troth Sessions" from American folk artist, Rich Krueger. This new album features eight acoustic demos, recorded back in 2002, sixteen years before Rich would release his debut album "Life Ain't That Long." The idea behind these sessions was that Rich would be invited to perform the song "The Ballad Of Mary O'Conner" (by Broadway musical "Urinetown" writers Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis) at a post 9/11 Tribute at Town Hall. Even early on in Rich's career, you can hear the pure emotion in his stellar songwriting on the tunes "True True Love" and "Amazing." As you listen to this set of demos, you notice that they center around love, marriage and break-ups from relationships, as in "The One I Love." Rich Krueger's new album finishes with a collaboration of lyrics from Frederick William Faber and original music by Krueger. To find out more about "The Troth Sessions" from Rich Krueger, please visit richkrueger.com.