“Close to the Bone” is a new spin on the Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King sound – it’s their ‘unplugged’ release, played almost entirely on acoustic instruments. It allows their music to breath and flow, and displays some beautifully subtle interplay that might have been overlooked in another setting. Featuring Big Pete, Bob Corritore, Lynwood Slim, Kirk Fletcher, Shawn Pittman, Fred Kaplan and more!
Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers have forged a cumulative sound that combines elements of 1920s acoustic blues, amplified juke joint hill country, and 1950s uptown blues mixed with 1960s soulful R&B. Along with a special guest appearance by the one and only James Harman, you’ve got all the ingredients for one truly innovative and trailblazing American roots album that is destined to set the music world on its ear!
Long has the uncanny ability to create and perform original material that sounds as if it came from a long-lost cache of vintage recordings by one of the classic bluesmen – it’s music completely unique and new, while at the same time hauntingly familiar. It’s no gimmick, no pale imitation. This is the music that John Long has lived his whole life to create.