Sunday, April 29, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
04 - Out On The Western Plains
05 - In My Girlish Days
06 - Did You Mean
07 - It Calls That Religion
08 - 8.9 & 10
10 - You Rascal You
11 - Lotus Blossom
Max Mauro and a monstrous show versatility in playing any type of rope (probably also would be able to play a drying rack of clothes!), Their voices are full, rich and well intersect with the beautiful Veronica, capable of addressing the larger genera different, really a singer every day more flexible (also note: his performances with more rock Rusties) and Cecala also surprised at hand, how can we appreciate its workhorse, the traditional lead to success by J. Leadbelly version here in the very western, titled Out On The Wester Plains.
original CD from sussex
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
04 - Peter Krause & Marko Jovanovic - Wonderful Affliction
05 - Peter Krause & Marko Jovanovic - Hard Road Blues
06 - Peter Krause & Marko Jovanovic - One Dime Blues
07 - Willie Salomon - Whinin' Boy
08 - Willie Salomon - All By Myself
09 - Willie Salomon - Make Believe Stunt
10 - Willie Salomon - Kind Hearted Woman Blues
11 - Willie Salomon & Peter Krause - Things 'Bout Comin' My Way
12 - Willie Salomon & Peter Krause - Mean Old Frisco Blues
21 - Mano Maniak - Willin'
Willie Salomon plays Traditional Country Blues, Roots Fingerstyle Guitar, Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano.
He was born in 1954 in Straubing, Germany to a German mother and American father. His early years were spent partly in New York City and Straubing, Germany. At the age of 16 he chose to become a German citizen, due to his objection to the Vietnam war. After initial classical piano training, he began to teach himself Blues Piano in the early seventies and also the harmonica. A few years later he picked up the guitar which became his favorite instrument.
In 1976 and 1977 he travelled extensively in the USA. During this time, he spent time with Blues legend Furry Lewis in Memphis and became friends with Bluesman Johnny Long in Denver, Colorado, who was to be Willie's greatest influence. Johnny also introduced him to some of his heroes like Homesick James and Muddy Waters. Willie played in Coffee Houses, Restaurants and Clubs.
In 1981, after his return from another lengthy stay in the USA, mostly in San Francisco, he recorded his debut album Moon Goin' Down which included some of his own songs. He performed up and down the South of Germany and on occasions in the USA until around 1985.
Then, after a break of several years Willie Salomon started to tour again and since then has enjoyed great reviews both on stage and from his recordings. In 2001 he recorded the CD The Basement Sessions together with his friend, the English singer/guitarist Barry Denyer and in 2003 they toured in the South of England.
His solo CD Country Blues & More was published in 2004 by Acoustic Music Records.
He has shared the stage with Alexis Korner, Champion Jack Dupree, Louisiana Red, Little Willie Littlefield, Paul Geremia, Johnny Long, Roger Hubbard, Peter Finger, Ian Melrose, Dakota Dave Hull & many more.
Although he has repeatedly been called "the most authentic sounding Country Blues Guitarist in Germany" his music also covers a variety of styles that range from folkmusic to oldtime jazz.
His latest CD Let Your Light Shine was released by Acoustic Music Records on Oct. 08, 2010
2010 Let Your Light Shine (Acoustic Music Records)
2007 Just In Time (Acoustic Music Records)
2004 Country Blues & More (Acoustic Music Records)
2001 The Basement Sessions (Kilger & Sax)
1999 Country Blues From Munich (Kilger & Sax) including 7 tracks with Willie Salomon
1981 vinyl LP Moon Goin' Down (Stasswender)
2005 Acoustic Guitar Highlights Vol. 6 (Acoustic Music Records)
2001 A Folk Odyssey (ProFolk)
original CD from sussex
Sunday, April 22, 2012
intermission-pianist from Mose Vinson in the "Blues Alley". He learned piano mainly from Mose Vinson and Memphis Slim whom he claimed to be his cousin. When he sounded too Old-Time in the "Alley" he started a career as a solo-performer and in the last few years he did many tours in the states and to Europe, doing some recordings and establishing himself as renowned musician in the Memphis scene.
original CD from sussex
Monday, April 16, 2012
08 - Senor Blues
09 - Head Cleanin' Blues
11 - What's The Matter
When Ryan Reardon left Memphis for Tuscaloosa, AL, in 1995, he had the confidence and desire to start his own band. Reardon formed the Levee Breakers with guitarist Rob Robertson in June, 1996. The Levee Breakers went from a local upstart to a regional success in the matter of only two years. The rapid rise of the band was due exclusively to Reardon's and Robertson's hard work, their ability to communicate ideas easily, and Reardon's relentless drive to book the band. A confessed control freak, Reardon's vision was to create a band that had a feel similar to an ensemble, with a very distinct sound, original tunes, and a full tonal quality better than anything found in clubs. Ryan Reardon and guitarist Rob Robertson built the band on a formula-based on the Fabulous Thunderbirds' four-piece chassis. Reardon and Robertson wanted vocals, harmonica, and economic guitar playing on top of a swinging rhythm section consisting of electric bass and sparse drums, with Eric Simmons on bass and Matt Kimbrell on the drums, which is exactly what they have.
Ryan Reardon and the Levee Breakers' original and cover songs span the entire range of the blues genre. They lean heavily on shuffles, but there is plenty of soul-influenced material along with jazz-blues reminiscent of Jimmy Smith and Charles Brown. Reardon is always looking for new ways to expand on blues idioms, as long as the arrangements are swinging and the playing tasteful and tight. Reardon proclaims Junior Wells' 1965 album Hoodoo Man Blues is the center of his musical universe; the album is funky, cool, and very intense without being loud and noisy. As Reardon heads into multiple years as a bandleader, he is continually growing. His ears are getting better every day, he is taking music theory, he woodsheds when time permits, and he is still pushing his band into the next level of club and festival work. Walkin' in Golden Sunshine, Ryan Reardon and the Levee Breakers' sophomore effort released in April 2000, was another entertaining look into the blues realm which Reardon loves to explore and exhibit. In 2001, Ryan Reardon and the Levee Breakers could be found gigging throughout the southeast and raising money for future releases.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
01 - Infer
After developing several musical styles, such as rock, jazz or country, and after being in many different bands (Zaztada, Fucking What! , Doppler etc.) in 2005 Ibon Larrañaga and Asier Elorza created a new project.
Both shared similar musical tastes, thus, they returned to their origins forming "Belceblues". Soon, the drummer, Oihan Vega, joined the group. In July 2005 they offered their first concert.
Taking the blues as it fundamental base, "Belceblues" works on more powerful sounds and joins choirs in different voices. We could say that they mix the tendencies of black music with the characteristics of white music.
Live concerts not only include their own songs in both Basque and the English but they also adapt songs of great myths and symbols of the blues, such us Steve Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Hendrix, Jeff Healey.
After a year, Belceblues reached the finale of the popular competition "Danbaka" in the year 2007.
During 2007 they also composed and recorded the official song for the Basque festival "Kilometroak 2007", "Argi da".
Ibon Larrañaga : Guitar and Choirs
Oihan Vega : Drums and choirs