Tuesday, November 10, 2020

More Blues From The Legendary Junior Wells, Along With Duke Robillard and Steve Strongman

A new release titled "Blues Brothers" brings together the music and vocals of the late Junior Wells with many of today's great blues artists. You will instantly recognize classics like "Good Morning Little School Girl" and "Worried Life Blues," but with a little added juice from iconic artists like Pat Travers, Mike Zito and James Montgomery. Rising guitarist Tyler Bryant spices up "Messin' With The Kid" with his southern blues swagger and legendary blues guitarist Harvey Mandel lends a hand to "When The Cat's Gone The Mice Will Play," as Junior Wells' harp solo steals the show. Joe Louis Walker pulls double-duty with two tracks on this new release, first he steps into Buddy Guy's shoes with the guitar boogie of ""Snatch It Back And Hold It," then again on the slow, burning ballad of "Hoodoo Man Blues." Fellow legendary blues artist Guitar Shorty makes his presence known on the swift moving "Two-Headed Woman," along with Popa Chubby performing a duet with the iconic, timeless blues legend Junior Wells. To find out more about the release of "Blues Brothers," please visit cleorecs.com.

More great blues music arrives from Grammy-nominated artist Duke Robillard in the form of his latest release "Blues Bash!" It features ten tracks that carry that classic fifties/sixties-style, boogie-woogie vibe, beginning with the swinging tempo of the opener "Do You Mean It" featuring guest vocalist Chris Cote. Duke slinks back to the classic blues romp of "No Time," before the energy picks up again with the nostalgic, jukebox vibe of "What Can I Do." Duke Robillard lets his guitar do the talking, taking the lead on the instrumental blues of "Rock Alley," before guest singer Michelle Wilson interrupts this boys club with her sweet, strong vocals on "You Played On My Piano." Duke Robillard wraps up his new album with the New Orleans' flavored "Ain't Gonna Do It" and the smooth, ten-minute blues jam "Just Chillin'." To find out more about Duke Robillard and his latest release "Blues Bash!," please visit dukerobillard.com.

Fellow bluesman Steve Strongman is preparing to reissue his 2019 album "Tired Of Talkin'," through his new record label, Stony Plain Records. After only being released in Canada, now Steve Strongman's latest piece of music will be heard around the world. Strongman has shared the stage with legendary acts like B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Johnny Winter, and he has taken that experience into the studio with the nostalgic vibe of "Paid My Dues" and "Tell Me Like It Is." Steve incorporates some funk into his style with the rhythm of "Just Ain't Right," then switches to the acoustic country strumming of "That Kind Of Fight," which showcases Strongman's musical diversity. The pure blues shines on "Highway Man," before he closes out his latest album with his stellar cover of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." To find out more about Steve Strongman and his latest release "Tired Of Talkin'," please visit stevestrongman.com.

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