While listening to “Watch Your Step!” it is as if you are in a New Orleans dance hall that just happens to be on a beach in California. Sorry Santa Cruz, your secret is out of the bag. Featuring Kid Andersen, Anthony Paule, Mighty Mike Schermer, Bob Welsh and Rusty Zinn!
Blending together the regional influences of Memphis soul, Texas blues and New Orleans R&B, Andy, Nick and the band dish out ten new original compositions, along with three choice covers selected from the songbooks of T-Bone Walker, Alvin Robinson and Delbert McClinton.
Terry has never lost his unbridled enthusiasm and fearless youth–in his playing, songwriting or his personality. On “Gotta Bring it on Home to You” he features his gorgeous tone (sax AND voice!), classic songwriting, and a few choice covers.
“Drink Drank Drunk” is an old-school barn-burner; the kind of disc that blows the dust — and the doors — off the Texas, Chicago, Louisiana, West Coast and deep soul traditions with a vital song-oriented approach rare in the blues today. Featuring Anson Funderburgh!
Blues Music Award Winner!
Serving up a double dose of the Mannish Boys on a two-CD set, allowing them to really stretch out and feature more special guests and sounds than on any of their previous recordings. Includes Mud Morganfield, Jackie Payne, Elvin Bishop, James Harman, Rod Piazza, Bob Corritore, Jason Ricci, Mike Finnigan, Junior Watson, Nathan James and more!
Blues Music Award Winner!
Terry has assembled a tightly woven outfit featuring top-tier talent from the West Coast. “Look Out!” is chock full of swinging grooves, inspired musicianship, as well as witty and insightful lyrics. It’s no wonder he’s been twice-recognized in recent years with Blues Music Award nominations. Featuring Rick Estrin & the Nightcats’ guitarist, Kid Andersen!
Catch Nick Curran as he shakes, rattles and rolls a head-spinning combination of genres and tunes into a cool, irresistible cocktail that is rough and ready for action. Includes special guests Phil Alvin and Jason Ricci.
“Stomp the Floor” features Arthur Adams’ signature brand of soulfully-sweet rhythm & blues filled with melodic hooks, classy arrangements and impeccable songwriting, affirming once again Arthur’s status and rightful place amongst the genre’s most celebrated and beloved artists.
The Soul of John Black is a celebration of the African American musical heritage. On “Black John,” JB masterfully combines soul, gospel, funk and hip-hop, while tracing its roots all the way back to its humble origins – the blues.
Jackie Payne and Steve Edmonson demonstrate once again their mastery of the fine art of timeless rhythm & blues, delivered with style and flair that recall the classic sounds of Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and Bobby “Blue” Bland. With special guest Mitch Kashmar.
With a proven track record that includes two Grammys and a W.C. Handy Award for their previous work with Taj Mahal, the Phantom Blues Band have cooked up another inspired, soulful platter that serves up a savory and zesty blend of gospel, soul, R&B, funk, reggae, jazz and blues.
Successful bands have been built around less combined talent than any one member of the Phantom Blues Band, but when mixed, stirred and left to simmer, these guys come together into one of the tightest, sharpest, most top-heavy R&B bands in the music today. Includes special guests Taj Mahal and Jon Cleary.
This tight-as-a-drum road tested band entered the studio at the height of their powers. Featuring the one-two punch of Payne’s sweet Southern soul-drenched vocals along with Edmonson’s slashing West Side Chicago meets Texas-style guitar, “Master of the Game” showcases 10 powerful originals, augmented by fresh arrangements of great songs by Johnnie Taylor and Bobby “Blue” Bland.